We know that each teen girl comes with her own unique struggles and needs. Emphasis is placed on personal goals and individual achievement. The length of time in the program will vary from teen to teen with the average being 12-15 months. This expected program duration should be noted when considering if House of Hope Maryland’s day school is the right program choice for your family. Our school is in session year-round from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday thru Friday, allowing teens to catch up and move ahead academically. While attending the day school program, each teen will work through a phase system earning increased responsibility and privileges as staff observes student progress.
We utilize the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum which is an individualized system of learning that allows each student to work at her own level and pace in a classroom setting.
We minister to the body, soul and spirit. Our life skills program includes a variety
of sports, creative arts and social activities. Students participate in healthy competition, creatively working out frustrations and stress. The social activities, both in the program and community, include hands-on experience and training in various areas: fitness, nutrition, etiquette, conflict resolution, problem-solving, team building, leadership, healthy relationships, music, art, and money and time management. Students are also required to organize and participate in community service projects on a regular basis.
We are a non-denominational Christian ministry full of God’s hope, forgiveness, and grace with a loving staff committed to restoring young lives. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that receives no government funding and relies on tuition and private donations.
We are a year-round day school program for teen girls. Students attend school five days a week and utilize the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) curriculum for core class requirements. In addition, they will progress through a phase system of restoration, participate in individual, group and family counseling, learn life skills and participate in spiritual growth initiatives to cultivate a relationship with Jesus Christ. We are not emergency placement, a quick fix, or punishment. We are a safe, voluntary, long-term program designed to teach teens who they are in Christ, to promote lasting healing they will lean on for years to come.
Students do not need to be Christian to enroll in our program and are not turned away for religious preference. The Christian perspective will be shared, and families agree to this upon admission to the day school. The program works with the understanding that a structure based on Christian principles is needed to create a safe, healing environment.
Maryland law states that a local public school system may determine whether credits earned at a church exempt high school will be accepted to the public high school which the student transfers. (cc Maryland State Department of Education, Nonpublic School Approval Branch, Fact Sheet Regarding Maryland Church Exempt School) With this in mind, it is important for parents to pursue this question with administrators of the school they anticipate their student may attend after our program.