Students posing for a picture in the Hope Academy

H.O.P.E. Academy

June 20 - June 29, 2019

The HOPE Academic and Leadership Academy is a ten-day residential program for high school students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the Academy is to provide under-represented and under-served students with an opportunity to experience college life by engaging in college-level courses and workshops to develop and explore their leadership skills.

The Academy also offers leadership training, communication and skill building activities that can help students and their families move beyond the financial, social, and academic barriers –both factual and presumed-- toward the realization of an engaged and successful undergraduate experience.

The HOPE Academy will challenge each student to gain a new perspective on their humanity by providing theoretical and practical information necessary for the development of well-informed decision-making and judgement aptitude for present and future challenges.

Through the HOPE Academy, it is hoped that the students realize how intellect, integrity, courage, respect, passion, and leadership are true building blocks for future academic and personal success.


Applications are now available! Apply online or print and mail a complete HOPE Academy Application (PDF) and W9 Form (PDF) with fee. 

The application deadline is May 31, 2019.


If you have any questions, please contact Ne'Angela Scott at 507.457.5884 or

Cost of Program

The application fee for HOPE Academy is $50. Payment may be submitted by card if registering online or by check or money order if completing a paper application.

If you have any questions, please contact Ne'Angela Scott at 507.457.5884 or