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Academy of Hope Adult Public Charter School

Listing Last Update: February 28, 2017


2315 18th Place NE
Washington, DC 20018

Primary Contact

Jamie Fragale

(202) 269-6623

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Educational services

  • Reading and writing
  • To study for high school equivalency
  • Math
  • How to use Computers/Technology
  • Volunteer at a Program
  • Information about the GED Test

Instruction Type

  • Classroom

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Program Overview

Academy of Hope is an adult public charter school in Washington D.C., offering excellence in adult education since 1985. Our mission is to provide high quality education and services that change lives and improve our communities. At Academy of Hope, students become part of a learning community where everyone is valued, adds value and is both a teacher and a learner. Our curriculum is experiential and focuses on life skills, which means that students can immediately begin applying what they're learning to their own lives—and reap the benefits.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide high quality education and services that change lives and improve our communities.

Hours of operation: Mon-Thurs: 8:00am-9:00pm Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm

Cost info: There is no cost to attend classes.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"This is Just the Beginning!"--Dana

Due to her mother's substance abuse, Dana was in and out of different foster homes and schools throughout her childhood. By 14 she had stopped going to school and became pregnant.
At 16 she had her first mental breakdown and ended up on the street, and at 20 she had a second mental breakdown. Though she had several jobs, she often stole from her employers and got into serious fights.

While in police custody for one such incident, Dana decided that she wasn't "going to mess up again." She also realized that to have a better life, she had to get her GED. On finding AoH, she says: "I knew I would get my GED when I walked through the door."

However, while studying, Dana again became depressed and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. AoH saw her through this period, and later supported her during a custody battle for her daughter. With support from AoH, in November 2013 Dana passed the GED test. She says: "I owed it to Academy of Hope to do well. They supported me every step of the way, providing help that others did not. I really appreciate that and I'll never forget it."

Today, Dana is a certified Peer Specialist in the DC Department of Behavioral Health. She wants "to help others and provide hope to those who have no hope, those who have given up." From her own experience, she knows that " there is a possibility to change."

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