Alternative schooling gives 'Hope' to some students

KUSA - Not all students learn in a traditional school setting.

HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op is a K-12 charter school of the Douglas County School District. It's celebrating 10 years.

The educational model is based on an award-winning online curriculum but it is focused on personalized learning. Students attend learning centers five days a week during the school year to receive in-person instruction and support in their studies from a team of teachers and mentors.

HOPE actually received a grant from the Colorado Department of Education to support enhancements in the offline curriculum. The Learning Centers offer individualized attention with 20 to 25 students in a class. Most learning centers are in the Denver Metro area, but there are also learning centers in Leadville, Fort Collins, Greeley, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

HOPE also has school-sponsored activities such as sports/physical education, arts, music, dance, a science fair, a persuasive argument competition, prom, field day and more.

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