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Our Mission & Vision


“Empowering leaders today to change tomorrow.”


“Our vision as a school community is to inspire enthusiasm for education and to empower our scholars to learn, lead and succeed.  No child’s potential is too small, no family’s odds too great.”

Welcome to HCLA

Hope Charter Leadership Academy is a tuition-free public school that serves students from Kindergarten through Fifth grades.  The school’s student-centered educational program expands educational choices for parents and their children in the public school system, supports a nurturing community of learners, and focuses on enhancing the academic growth.

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Learn more about Assessments, Special Classes, Common Core Standards, Instructional Academic Programs and After-School Programs.

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Learn more about Steven Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Successful Kids and the Leader in Me model we use at Hope.

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What’s New?

2017-2018 Parent Involvement Goal

Family Engagement: 38.8%
Our Goal: 50%

One of our schoolwide wildly important goals for this school year is to have an average of 50% of our families represented at each family event. At our last event, Open House, we had 38.8% of our families represented.

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Hope Charter Leadership Academy

🎵🎶At the family reunion, who’re we introducing? Who’re we introducing?🎵🎶

Part 2 of the 3rd grade team, Meet Ms. Korgar, aka, Ms. K!

Hello, my name is Ms. Korgar and I am excited to be serving as the 3rd Grade Instructional Assistant this school year. I love working with children, but most importantly, helping them learn who they are and what they like as little people growing to become adults with big dreams. I graduated from The Illustrious Elizabeth City State University, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. I then furthered my education and obtained a Masters Degree in Media and Communications at Norfolk State University. As you can see, I have also found my voice in media production. This will be my second school year here at Hope Charter and I’m extremely excited to be apart of the Hope team once again.

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🎶🎵At the family reunion, who’re we introducing? Who’re we introducing?🎵🎶

Part 1 of the 3rd grade team, Meet Mrs. Taylor!

Hello everyone! I am Ms. Taylor, an educator who was born in Jamaica and migrated to USA as an International Teacher Ambassador for over 12 years. I have experience teaching in various public and charter schools in both Virginia and North Carolina.

My 15 years tenure with an additional 3 years in an intensive administrative capacity, have enabled me to become more adept at my strong interpersonal relationships.

As an educator, I am keen on using my knowledge, passion, communication skills and creativity to facilitate and guide students and stakeholders in and around my communities.

I am strong, nurturing, caring and supportive with a philosophy that ‘Every child can learn and should learn given the ideal environment and opportunities based on their learning styles’.

In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, bringing the arts to life with creativity in craft such as beading, and designing. I delight in preparing authentic Jamaican delicacies, and also have a special love for gardening that I proudly express as an inherited gene from my late father. I am most definitely looking forward to a great year at Hope Charter!

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Important Dates

Meet the Teacher

August 6, 2018 @3:30pm.

First Day of School!

Wednesday, August 8th 2018. 

Kindergarten Staggered Entry!

August 8-13th

Be sure to check your emails for your kindergarteners start date!

Celebration Zone!

Student Leaders of the Month!


Genesis E, Cashmere H, Saniyah S, Christian S, Timothy H, and Nathan H!


Ryder C, Nasiah W., Christina R.R., Sophie W., Aliyah S., Jasen B.


Onniyah S, Daevion D., Isaac B., Donatous D., Takarah R.


Kynnady L., Falon C., Aubree H., Kamaiya D., Cory M.


Serenity S, Nasiah W, Reed M, Brooke F, Bernice H, Jasen B.


Sanaa W, Jaila B, Jy’Quira U, A’Niya B.


Chase S,  Emery K, Tamia L, Jada M, Leyla P


Laurion J, Aonesti M, Seth S, Jy’Quira U, Holly C, Latrell B.

-Leadership Focused Education-

leader in meHope Charter Leadership Academy bases its leadership focus on Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective Kids.  As a Leader In Me School, students will discover and practice a set of leadership and life skills from Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and The 8th Habit from Effectiveness to Greatness.

Incorporating The Leader In Me practices within our school’s environment and curriculum assists our students in becoming prepared to succeed in the 21st Century, with critical skills and characteristics such as: motivation, problem-solving skills, trustworthiness, a strong work ethic, goal setting, effective interpersonal skills, academic achievement, a sense of teamwork, and valuing diversity in a global market.

  • Be Proactive
  • Begin with the End in Mind
  • Put First Things First
  • Think Win-Win
  • Seek First to Understand then to be Understood
  • Synergize
  • Sharpen the Saw
  • Find Your Voice

All students apply for a Leadership Role within their classroom and they are also given the opportunity to apply for a school wide Leadership Role as well. Students are responsible for carrying out their Leadership Roles. Just a few of our school wide Leadership Roles are:

  • Tour Guide
  • Interior Decorator
  • Public Speaker
  • Nutritionist
  • Student Lighthouse
  • Technology Leader

Each morning our students recite our Leadership Pledge:

We the students of Hope Elementary, show leadership by
following seven simple rules.

We are becoming leaders, one student at a time!

We PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST and do what we should,

We THINK WIN-WIN to solve our problems and then…
SYNERGIZING helps us to be a better friend.

We SHARPEN OUR SAW by exercising and eating right.
We help each other and go to bed early at night.

We do our best when no one can see.
We’re the smartest boys and girls, because there’s a LEADER IN ME!

All classroom at Hope Charter have high tech model of SmartBoard Technology Students are now engaged in hands on SmartBoard lessons that expands our possibilities for academic growth.  During the 2016-2017 school year, HCLA will embark on a 1:1 initiative with providing each student a Google Chromebook. Students will be provided their personal Chromebook at the beginning of the school day to use in any class and through all facets of the school day. Students are now engaged in hands on SmartBoard and Google Chromebook lessons that expand their possibilities for academic growth.

Board of Directors

Positive and supportive leadership is the cornerstone of our success as a school.  Without the Board of Directors support and time volunteering to our school, we would not be able to have the great instructional program that we have today.  It is with their positive influence that Hope Elementary has become the amazing instructional environment for children to attend school and has provided our staff with the means to make continued strides toward a strong and effective educational program.  The Board of Directors is the governing body of the school.   The Board is responsible for all school policies and procedures that affect the instructional and operational functions at the school.

Board Meeting Dates
The Board meeting dates are listed below.  All Board Meetings are held in the school media center and are open to the public.

January 25, 2017

February 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

April 19, 2017

May 24, 2017

June 7, 2017

June 28, 2017