By Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools

The Hope Academy of Public Service (HAPS) is currently holding open enrollment through April 7.

Any student interested in attending HAPS must complete the admissions process, including submission of a complete application package. The Packege can be downloaded HERE.

Students from both inside and outside the Hope Public School District may apply. Out-of-district students are subject to all district transfer regulations, according to the enrollment information.

Applicants will be required to complete an entrance assessment, which will be offered April 8 and April 15 at the HAPS campus. Applicants will be assigned an assessment date and notified regarding results and placement status by May 19.

Highest ranking students will be offered enrollment. Any openings developing during summer months will be filled based upon ranking order. Openings occurring during the first grading period of the academic year will be filled, but no new placements will be made afterward during the remaining academic year.

The 2017-2018 application packages are currently available on the HPSD website under “documents/Hope Academy of Public Service/forms” and HAPS website under “documents/forms.”

Application packages may also be obtained during school hours at the HAPS office on the Garland campus, 601 W. Sixth St., in Hope. Offices will be closed during Spring Break from March 17-24.

Students applying must demonstrate “a record of advanced academic success; a record of excellent attendance; and a record of good conduct and work habits,” according to application information.

Student academic profile information must be submitted for all applicants, and will be accessed directly for current HPSD students. Out-of-district or new students to the district must submit 2016-17 attendance and tardy reports, report cards, STAR beginning-middle-end assessments, ACTS Aspire interim and classroom reports; and, 2015-16 report cards and ACT Aspire report, plus applicable additional standardized test scores.

Student behavioral profile information including 2015-2017 disciplinary referrals, after school detention referrals, in-school suspension assignments, and out-of-school suspension assignments must also be provided.

“If you are currently in another school district, it is your responsibility to provide all this data to the HAPS Office at the time you submit your application,” the application states.

Questions regarding the applications package may be referred to Lisa Vaughn in the HAPS office at 870-777-3454 during school hours.

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