A Teacher's Care for Students at a Christian Academy

Posted by David Geeslin

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Tags: Spiritual, Academics, Faith, Students, logic and debate

Cultivating a College Culture

Posted by Emma Clarke

Studies are beginning to show that elite colleges are struggling to recruit intelligent low-income students.  It’s not that there is a lack of supply, but rather that these students are not getting into the application process.  This is largely because many of the high schools that these students attend do not have adequate resources to put their students on such a track.  Chicago high schools (both public and private) are no exception.

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Tags: Academics, Students, Scholar, Scholarship, College

The Hope Club

Posted by Emma Clarke

Chicago Hope Academy fosters a spirit of learning that reaches beyond the walls of a classroom.  Part of this initiative is “The Hope Club.”  In this program, local business and cultural leaders meet with our senior economics students.  This meeting of the minds is vital in the development of a student, for it bridges the gap between abstract concepts learned in the classroom and the real life of local men and women.

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Tags: Spiritual, Academics, Faith, Community, Dedication, Students, Attitude, Scholar

The Unsung Heroes of Hope (Part 1)

Posted by Emma Clarke

Every month, Chicago Hope Academy recognizes a student of each gender who fosters a spirit of community, servant leadership, and kindness.  These students are referred to as the Unsung Heroes of Hope.  There is a short ceremony at the beginning of Chapel in which these students are honored.  Chapel is possibly the most important part of our week as a Christian high school.  It is touching to see the support that the student body has for one another, as each honoree is truly celebrated by their peers.  We also use this time to recognize the employee of the month.  This individual is chosen by a school-wide vote.

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Tags: Academics, Faith, Community, Dedication, Students, Attitude, Scholar, Hero