“The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
Hope Technology School is a community of teachers, parents, and students who embrace the challenge of educational innovation. This challenge is one best captured by the former Chairman and CEO of IBM Louis V. Gerstner. He said “I often point out that if an American were put in a time capsule in 1895 and it was opened 100 years later, there would be few things in American life that person would recognize; transportation, communications, and virtually every facet of daily life would have changed. The only American enterprise with which our latter-day Rip Van Winkle would be comfortable is our schools, since they are remarkably similar to the schools we had before the Spanish American War.”
Those who choose to be a part of our learning community are those who cannot wait for public education to make this transformation. In fact, it is our hope that the innovative practices we are developing here will one day be in every school around the nation. In the meantime, for each one of us the future is now.
There are three principles that are at the heart of our fresh thinking about education.
The first is excellence…
…which applies to our academic efforts.
The second is innovation…
…which has made our culture one of finding solutions not simply implementing structure.
The third is inclusion…
…and perhaps is the most significant aspect of our educational approach. This practice has made our culture one of character building and social acceptance as each child participates in a classroom with both typical and special needs students.
It is our hope that this website will provide the reader with a sufficient introduction to our school and that you will choose to join us in our journey into the future. You might want to put in an application for your typical child so that he or she can experience a powerful combination of academic and social learning. On the other hand you might want to put in an application for your special needs child where they can discover social acceptance combined with a great vision of their possibilities. For many others you might choose to volunteer with one of our affiliates like E-Soccer or E-Karate where the same learning model is in place.
No matter who you are or what your interest in education might be, we hope that you will join us in our efforts to create the education of the future today.