Our Admission Process In Four Steps

Thank you for your interest in Bridging the Gap!  Listed below is the application process for students applying for K4 - Middle School.  Please feel free to contact the Hope Academy Office if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour.  The first step in the application process is to fill out the Interest Form below.  Applications for current BTG students and current Hope Reach clients are due by March 1st, 2016.  Applications for new students are due by April 1st, 2016.  Please note that we continue to accept applicants after this date for grade levels that are not full.  Please contact the Hope Academy Office with any questions related to enrollment, tuition, scholarships, or paperwork.

Tours are scheduled throughout the year for parents to come see our classrooms and learn more about the BTG philosophy.  To schedule a tour, please contact the Hope Academy Office at (864) 676-0028.  Tours are scheduled on weekday mornings at 9:15am based on availability.

Step 1 - Complete the Interest Form

Bridging the Gap is a program of Project HOPE Foundation that works in conjunction with Hope Academy and Hope Reach.  Hope Academy and BTG classrooms operate at the same location and follow the same guidelines for admissions. Click here to find the interest form.

Step 2 - Complete a Phone Interview with the BTG Coordinator

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the BTG Coordinator to review their interest form and determine if a classroom visit would be appropriate.

Step 3 - Schedule a Visit For Your Child

Based on the phone interview, applicants are scheduled to come visit the appropriate classroom for 1 hour.  Hope Reach clients are asked to be accompanied by a member of their Hope Reach team.  The BTG Coordinator will conduct a parent interview during their child's visit in the classroom.

Steps 1 - 3 are required for all applicants, including Hope Reach clients, and must be completed before your child can be considered for a placement in a BTG classroom.

Step 4 - Submit the Enrollment Packet and Pay Registration Fees

Following completion of the classroom visit, applicants will be invited to complete the BTG Enrollment Packet and pay the registration fees for the upcoming school year.  Registration fees are $200 for new students and $140 for returning students.  Classroom placements will not be confirmed until this step is completed.

Admission Criteria

Enrollment into BTG classrooms is based on the student meeting set prerequisite criteria (based on age and classroom), and agreement by the BTG staff and student's parents that placement is appropriate, fitting with the current classroom community. BTG classrooms do not exceed 8 students in order to maintain the low student-teacher ratio.