An affordable boarding school for struggling boys, ages 12-17, located near Austin, Texas. New Hope Boys Home offers life transformation to boys who are struggling with life-impacting behaviors, addictions or attitudes.
This program includes a number of elements, but their overall goal is to see boys prepared to transition successfully back to a normal and healthy lifestyle, whether that be college, ministry or the workforce. Ideally, we want to see every young man following God.
Spiritual Direction and Growth
They have a supportive relationship with a local church, which supports the work and ministry of New Hope Boys Home and also provides a church home. Boys and staff attend services and participate in missions projects. Boys also work through the Teen Challenge discipleship curriculum as part of the program requirements.
The “Positive Peer Culture” means an environment where making right choices is accepted and encouraged. Boys who have been “following the wrong crowd” into destructive behaviors instead find themselves pushed by their peers toward responsibility, integrity, and growth. We reward positive choices. Our campus promotes teamwork and accountability among students as well. As they progress through the program, boys advance through three levels that govern privileges and indicate progress. To promote a boy to the next level, our staff look for evidence of personal growth in matters of attitude, character and personal conduct. The third and highest level carries with it expectations of and training in leadership skills.
They desire to see families healed and restored. They invite parents to visit with their son on campus once each month. These family days give families time to restore relationships within the supportive environment on campus. Parents also have the opportunity to spend time with other parents and with our staff and to receive Godly counsel.
They prepare boys for the future, wherever God may lead them next. In addition to an accredited high school education, we provide physical exercise and adventure outings filled with life training and mentoring. We help each boy become all that God has created him to be.
The Accredited Boarding School
They believe that putting academics back on track makes a significant difference in the lives of teens who are overcoming life-controlling issues. While enrolled in New Hope Boys Home, students work on their secondary education in our accredited private school. Boys work under the instruction of a certified teacher, with tutors available for additional assistance.
A Second Chance at Education
Boys come to NHBH with a wide variety of academic records, often with a history of failing grades and skipped classes. For many of our students, enrollment with New Hope Boys Home means a second chance at graduating high school, a possibility which had nearly been destroyed by their former lifestyle. The self-paced curriculum, along with one-on-one instruction from their teaching staff, allows boys to gain mastery of subjects and earn missed credits toward a high school diploma. New Hope Boys Home staff provides certified teachers, a quality computer-based curriculum, record keeping and a wide variety of courses.
The security of knowing dual enrollment courses are held to high-quality standards necessary for the academy to maintain accreditation which is recognized worldwide by colleges and universities.
Uniquely qualified and certified to teach subject-specific distance learning courses to the students.
New Hope Boys Home utilizes the Ignitia curriculum, the newest learning management system from Alpha Omega Publications. Built exclusively for Christian schools, this comprehensive curriculum includes lessons in five core subject areas: language arts, math, science, history, and Bible, with a diverse list of electives also available. Ignitia courses are not only rigorous and interactive, but provide instruction based on a Christian worldview, encouraging students to consider challenging questions from a biblical perspective. Courses include text-based lessons, assignments, quizzes, and tests that engage students while they learn. Optional external web links, interactive learning games, audio and video clips, and off-computer assignments help students develop the skills necessary for academic success in a media-rich environment.
Students get a consolidated view of daily assignments, curriculum overviews, due dates, subject reviews, and grades with this organizational feature geared to keep them on track.
Prescriptive Credit Recovery
Diagnostic testing in language arts and math allows teachers to identify content areas in which students need review, so students who previously failed a course can recover the credits they need to graduate without repeating the entire course.
Text Translation Tool
With the text translation tool, lesson text can be translated into eight different languages including Spanish, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, and traditional Chinese.
Strong, Reliable Safeguards
Student computers are programmed to restrict all internet access with the exception of Academy related websites. In order to limit distractions and provide an environment conducive to learning students do not have access to email or social networking sites while attending New Hope Boys Home.
“One day soon I hope to give back to the program and people who helped save my life, New Hope Boys Home. I am proud to say I want to go back and work there and give hope to the teens there, just like there where staff there to give me hope. I want to help people and someday I hope that God will open up the doors to allow me to do so. For now, all I can do is pray for that door to be opened.” –Former Student