Upward Hope Academy
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Introduction to Standards Based Grading

Click on the above link for an informative powerpoint explaining the new grading system that GISD has implemented.

School Governance Council

A forum for parents, teachers, community members, students, and principals to participate in shared decision-making for schools. The School Governance Council meets in Parent Center on a monthly basis at Upward Hope Academy. Each and every parent is invited and encouraged to come. No need to “call ahead,” just show up!


There are many ways to get involved with Upward Hope; volunteering is one of them. The school is always in need of a helping hand from parents and community members. Your assistance is what helps make this community thrive! Here are some immediate ways to get involved:

Office Help: The main office is the center of all the comings and goings at Upward Hope Academy. Our friendly secretaries would welcome a helping hand with open arms! A school-wide mailing is sent home to families a few times a month, supplies are frequently in need of organizing and copies are often in high demand. Come in and get to know the pillars of Upward Hope Academy(our lovely office staff)!
Classroom assistance: An extra set of eyes and ears is always appreciated in our classrooms.

Questions? Interested? Contact our Parent Coordinator,​ Cathleen Frederickson, at 409.996.5823 or zincdoc@gmail.com