The Admission Process

Thank you for your interest in Bridging the Gap!  The application process for students applying for K4 - Middle School is outlined below.  The first step in the process is to fill out the Interest Form.  Registration for current BTG students and current Hope Reach clients begins February 1st.  Open registration for new students starts March 1st.  Please note that we continue to fill slots until each grade level is full, even if the school year has started.  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. Scroll down to find the interest form.

Step 2 - Complete a Brief Phone Interview

Eligible applicants will be contacted by the Hope Academy Office 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, eligible 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.  There is also a supply fee due by the first day of school ($85 for half day classes and $110 for full day classes).  Classroom placements will not be confirmed until this step is completed.