DETROIT- Hope of Detroit Academy hosted a groundbreaking celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at 3 p.m. for its new middle and high school campus.
The ceremony took place at the site of the new construction, 4444 35th St., Detroit. Hundreds attended the event, including students, staff, board members, authorizer representative Ron Rizzo, Leona Group support staff and CEO Dr. William Coats, and representatives from Taktix Solutions.
The new state-of-the-art facility will be completed in time for the 2016-17 school year, and will feature state-of-the-art technology throughout, in support of the school's focus on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The new building will initially house grades 5-9, adding an additional grade each subsequent year to ultimately serve grades K-12. Students in grades K-4 will continue to attend classes at Hope of Detroit Academy’s existing campus located at 4443 N. Campbell.
Hope of Detroit Academy has been a Michigan Reward School for three years running, offering individualized attention with a focus on mastery of core academics, second language learning opportunities for both students and parents, computer lab, library, dress code and full-day kindergarten.
The academy is chartered by Ferris State University and managed by The Leona Group.