NewHope Academy's mission is to provide students with a safe, therapeutic, and educational environment where they develop skills to become effective learners, gain personal insight, and acquire coping strategies. Students earn school credit while working to achieve their intellectual and social-emotional potential.
Be of average to above-average intelligence
Withdraw socially and emotionally
Have difficulty reading social cues
Experience difficulty "fitting in" a mainstream environment
"Slip through the cracks" until their problems are severe
Have talents in art and music
Procrastinate (specifically with homework and long-term projects)
Have difficulty with executive functioning
Have the potential for academic achievement
Have difficulty with social skills
Struggle with gross and/or fine motor skills
Use frequent illness to avoid school and may become "school avoidant"
Appear sad, lonely, anxious, hopeless, or depressed
Harbor anger and hostility but do not act out in school or in the community
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