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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
K - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

When you first implemented blended learning, why did you choose that particular model? (has your model changed? why?)

When we implemented it, nobody called it blended learning. We decided to integrate online and offline to address students' one on one needs. They are high risk students that don't work well from home so we created learning centers. Using the space that we had to meet their needs, we ended up with the model that we have. It wasn't so much an issue of asking which model is necessarily best, in and of itself.

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

Helping people gain an understanding of the model. They tended to think it was purely online or a typical brick and mortar charter school. Another challenge was not getting stuck in one way of delivering quality content.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

Focus on students and quality instruction. Don't pick your model and then fit your students into it, look at their needs and shape it around them. Also learn from the best of every model.

Program Focus

Credit Recovery
Dropout Recovery/Prevention

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

School Overview

HOPE is proud of the thousands of lives that have been changed during their 13 year history. There are nearly 30 HOPE Learning Centers throughout the state. Students attend Learning Centers five days a week and rotate between online lessons and face-to-face classroom instruction. HOPE offers an alternative education pathway to students who may be struggling in a traditional school setting. A recent research report prepared by an expert researcher from a local university found students who stay with HOPE for more than two years improve their academic performance. In addition to academics, HOPE runs an extensive student activities and athletics program, which grows each year and positively contributes to the academic success of students. HOPE is a charter school of the Douglas County School District and serves 2,200 students in K-12th grade, with 76 percent on free and reduced lunch and seven percent homeless. For more information, visit www.hopeco-op.org or call 720-402-3000.

School Contact

HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op
373 Inverness Pkwy, Suite 205
Englewood, Colorado
United States

Telephone: (720) 402-3000

HOPE Online Learning Academy Co-Op's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

State Test Scores Source: GreatSchools


Blended Program Launched 2005