Hope Academy, a public charter school, was founded in 1998 by Bishop Andrew Merritt, Pastor of the Straight Gate International Church on the tenants of academic excellence, student responsibility, and parental partnership. With these tenants, our goal is that every child will be equipped to be productive within their communities. Hope Academy has a healthy academic environment in which all children can learn. We pride ourselves on providing every child the opportunity to explore and develop to their fullest potential. Beyond academic excellence, our success is founded upon treating each child with the highest of priority.