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2014-15 New Hope Academy
CEEB code: 102377

Main office: (772) 261-3502 Fax: (772) 287-3362
Administrator: Bernadette Clark, RNC, BSN
Academic Administrator: Michelle Brooks, BA, MEd
ESE Contact: Pamela Durham

School Profile

New Hope Academy is an accredited K-12 private, college-preparatory, Christian school founded in 2009. The school is located in Martin County, FL at 3900 SW Citrus Boulevard, Palm City, FL 34990.


The mission of New Hope Academy is to inspire learning, strengthen families, instill Godly character, embrace the Christian World View, and create a heritage – all for the glory of God.


The vision of New Hope Academy is to educate students in an academic and Christ-like manner in order for them to become productive citizens of society, lifelong learners, and followers of Christ.



New Hope Academy serves the educational needs of private school students in Martin County (total population 151,263) and St. Lucie County (total population 286,832) spanning a total of 1,114 square miles, covering Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Palm City, Port St. Lucie and Ft. Pierce, FL. Located in one of the state’s fastest growing areas, the district enjoys a medical research, manufacturing, and service oriented economic base.



New Hope Academy is a private K-12 school with an enrollment of 13 students in grades K-8 and 20 students in grades 9 through 12. The school opened in the fall of 2009 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2010. The student body is 82% White, 3% Black, 9% Hispanic, and 6% Asian American. New Hope Academy is accredited by the Florida Christian Coalition of Private Schools Association, Inc., one of only 15 accrediting agencies in Florida that is listed as approved by the FLDOE and FHSAA, the Florida High School Sports Association.


NHA is accredited by:


  • Florida Christian Coalition of Private Schools Association (FCCPSA).
  • The Florida Coalition of Christian Private Schools Accreditation, Inc. (FCCPSA) was founded and continues to be led by leaders who believe that parents are responsible to direct the education of their children in all areas of life, including academics. Their mission is to encourage and help in the development of the Christian Private Schools throughout the State of Florida
  • FCCPSA has worked closely with the various Department of Education offices in Tallahassee and the registrars of the Florida College System institutions throughout the state. This has led to students from FCCPSA accredited schools being admitted to every state college and university in Florida.


Academic Guidance

  • College and dual enrollment counseling
  • Curriculum planning & support for families



  • Curriculum is designed to increase college-readiness by providing the academic background needed to succeed in a degree program at a college or university. College Board Testing is recommended beginning in 10th grade. Our college acceptance is 100%.
  • Carefully selected curriculum academically challenges elementary, middle school and high school students and upholds the Christian standards we seek to develop. Honors level courses as well as dual enrollment credit are available.
  • The Florida Dual Enrollment Program enables high school students to enroll in college level courses at the local college. Courses include most academic areas, as well as selected vocational and technical courses.


Grading Scale

A – Excellent 90–100 4
B – Above average 80–89 3
C – Average 70–79 2
D – Below average 60-69–74 1
F – Failure 59 or below 0

Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

GPA is computed using the above quality points. Beginning with grade nine, all subjects, whether passed or failed, are included in the computation. A minimum of 24 credits is required for graduation. In addition, each student must complete a 100-hour community service graduation requirement. Dual Enrollment classes are weighted by one point and honors classes are weighted by one-half point. Grades are recorded on the transcript and GPA is computed in May.


Class of 2014

There were 9 graduates in the Class of 2014. *

  • 2 earned a 4.0+
  • 5 earned 3.5–3.99
  • 2 earned 3.0–3.49
  • 0 earned 2.50–2.99
  • 0 earned 2.0–2.49
  • 0 earned less than a 2.0

*Based on weighted GPA


Post High School Placement

  • 28% matriculated to 4-year colleges
  • 61% matriculated to 2-year institutions
  • 11% selected work, military service or technical instruction


Senior Awards and Distinctions, 2013-14

  • 11% Bright Future Academic Scholar
  • 22% Bright Futures Medallion Award
  • 56% New Hope Academy Honor Society


Colleges Attended by New Hope Academy Graduates 

  • Hobe Sound Bible College
  • Indian River State College
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University