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Resource Program Overview

Hope School offers the Resource Program to assist students who would benefit from one-on-one or small group instruction, due to either potential learning differences or a need for greater academic challenge. The goal of the Resource Program is to help these students become independent, thriving learners in the classroom. Students demonstrating a potential learning difficulty in the classroom are referred by their teacher or parents for testing. Depending on the results of the test, the student may be referred to either the Resource Room or Discovery Program. More detailed information on these programs will be provided if your child is referred for testing. There is an additional fee for this testing.

Resource Room

Students in need of academic assistance or academic advancement (usually in math, reading or handwriting) are given extra help in a one-on-one or a small group setting. Teacher recommendation and parent permission is needed in order to participate in this program. Currently, there is no additional charge for this highly personalized instruction.

Search and Teach

“Search” is an early intervention screening program, which is designed to assess possible vulnerabilities to learning. Hope is pleased to provide this screening program to all students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. There is no charge for this screening. Students identified as being able to benefit from the accompanying “Teach” component, which features one-on-one instruction, will be recommended to the program. There is an additional fee for this instruction. For more information about this program, please visit

Discovery Program Overview

The National Institute for Learning Development was founded upon the biblical worldview that affirms each individual was created in the image of God and therefore has an innate potential to learn and become effective in service to the world. “And God saw everything that he had made, and it was very good.”—Genesis 1:31

The Discovery Program is a supplemental program that was established to help students overcome learning difficulties that have caused them to experience frustrations and/or failures in school. The program, accredited by the National Institute for Learning Development, uses intervention techniques in one-on-one sessions for approximately three hours per week.

Discovery Program Key Points

  • The focus of these intense sessions is on continual mediation and stimulation for developing deficit areas of perception/cognition, basic skills, and problem solving.
  • Students are guided to develop their own strategies to solve problems.
  • Educational therapy is non-tutorial. The focus is not on passing a test or completing an assignment, but on guiding students to refine their thinking to become independent learners.
  • Students discover who they are as learners both inside and outside of the classroom.
  • The curriculum uses a variety of techniques that exercise a student’s cognitive and perceptual deficits within the contexts of reading, writing, spelling, and math.
  • Deficit areas (areas of weakness) are stimulated through multimodal techniques to rebuild inefficient thinking processes.
  • Refined thinking processes enable students to reach their highest potential in and out of the classroom.
  • Discovery sessions are individually tailored to meet the specific needs of each student.
  • Educational therapists work in close collaboration with classroom teachers to monitor progress and implement accommodations.