After months of planning and preparation, Abounding Hope Christian School is set to open its doors at the start of the fall 2011 semester.
The alternative Christian school seeks to instill a sense of hope in students who deal with social, emotional, or learning disabilities and desire Christian education said Janet Edwards, who has been instrumental in starting the school. The school is designed for students who desire a Christian education but are unable to attend Christian schools because of learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral concerns. The school is a fairly new concept for the area and the state and is aimed at providing Christian educational services for a previously undeserved group.
The school will open in the fall using a residential home located on the south end of McPherson. In addition to academics, Abounding Hope will emphasize independent living skills including cooking, shopping and laundry. Appropriate social skills will also be taught and emphasized. School size will be very small with much individual instruction. The curriculum has been set and teachers are in place for the start of the school year.
School size will be very small with much individual instruction.
Edwards said the school is accepting only five more students. Any school-aged child is eligible for admission if school organizers have determined they are able to help that student.
For more information, contact Janet Edwards at 241-4024 or or Theresa Nelson at 242-9381 or