St. HOPE: Home
This is an event for all interested students and their families to come learn about Oak Park Prep and what we have to offer as a college prep middle school. The event will take place on January 19th at 5:30 p.m. in room P6 of the Oak Park Prep campus (2315 34th Street) For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 916-649-7910 or email@example.com.
Free food & raffle prizes!
Call our office to RSVP by 1/18 and receive a free college bound t-shirt!
This is an event for all interested students and their families to come learn about Sac Hugh and what we have to offer as a college prep high school. The event will take place in the East Wing Commons of Sac High on January 20th at 5:30 p.m. For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 916-649-7910 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free food & raffle prizes!
All attendees will receive complimentary tickets to the Sac High basketball game immediately following the event!
St. HOPE began in 1989 as an afterschool program in a portable classroom at Sacramento High School
After 13 years, St. HOPE realized that an after school program simply wasn’t enough to dramatically improve the academic outcomes of children, that it would be necessary to establish and run our own schools.
In 2003, St. HOPE Public Schools was founded as a preK-12 independent charter school district that provides high-quality education to nearly 2,000 students.
7,000 square foot facility opening at 4101 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. HOPE’s first economic development project.
St. HOPE’s largest economic development project opened with Underground Books, Uncle Jed’s Cut Hut, Starbucks and the Guild Theater.
40 Acres is the jewel of the SHDC efforts in the Oak Park community. The building was the historic Woodruff Hotel which was build in 1922 and was renovated by St. HOPE Development company in 2003.
The 23,000 sq. ft. mixed use facility includes:
- Guild Theater
- Underground Books
- Old Soul Coffee House
- Coopers Wine Bar
- Upper Room Apartments
Edible Sac High is excited to welcome new Director, Karen Henderson to the St. HOPE Family. Karen, a successful businesswoman and star of Cupcake Wars, started off with a bang in her first week teaching cooking club scholars to bake red velvet cupcakes. The lesson was a hit and it’s safe to say that everyone is excited about what’s in store for 2017.
This past Thursday, December 8th, the Sacramento City Unified School District board of trustees voted 6-1 to renew the charters for PS7 and Sac High for five more years, through June 30th, 2022. This is a big win for St. HOPE and for the students and families we serve as it permits our schools to continue to deliver a high-quality, public, free college prep option for students and families. The St. HOPE team would like to give a big thank you to all the students, families and staff who attended the hearing (on Nov. 17th) and/or the vote this past Thursday.
It’s that classic time of year again! December is home to the St. HOPE Classic basketball tournament. Officially known at the St. HOPE Elite Hoops Classic, this year’s tournament will feature 32 of the top teams from the area, Southern California and from as far away as Utah, Wisconsin and Texas. This year’s tournament runs from December 26-30 and games will be played at Sac High, Hiram Johnson and Capital Christian. See here for more information.
The Lady Dragons Basketball team will be competing at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona during a five day period from December 18th through the 22nd. The TOC is considered one of the most prestigious high school basketball events in the country. Since 1997 it has hosted more than 20,000 athletes from across the country, including Canada. The event serves as a platform showcasing top pedigree competition, many of whom continue their careers in college and at the professional level. This will be the ninth year of participation for the Lady Dragons.
On Monday, November 21st, the St. HOPE Family gathered together for a morning of service at the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services where the team aided in a successful turkey distribution that provided over 4,000 turkeys to needy families in the Oak Park and Sacramento community.
The Indivizible Speaker Series, hosted by Underground Books and St. HOPE, held its last official gathering on December 8 with well-known author Terry McMillan. The sold-out crowd of 200 people was entertained with a personal reading by Ms. McMillan from excerpts from her newest release, “I Almost Forgot About You”. As part of the program, Mayor Johnson also engaged in a more personal Q&A with Ms. McMillan before allowing the audience to ask questions of their own.
As Sac High Athletics enters the winter sports season, we want to celebrate some fall accolades. Football finished the Metro League competition with a perfect record. The #1 ranked, back-to-back champions, most recently dismantled Stagg High School of Stockton in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship. The Dragons will host Inderkum High School on November 20, 2016; kick-off is slated for 1:00 pm. The winner of the second round playoff game will advance and potentially face Jesuit High School the day after Thanksgiving.
Indivizible’s October program was a timely commemoration of local history and civic engagement. Highlighting a grassroots movement that has made game-changing impacts on American culture and society, the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party generated a crowd of members and devotees alike that packed the historic Guild Theater to capacity. Mayor Kevin Johnson commenced this three-course tribute with a dedication ceremony adjacent to the 40 Acres building in Oak Park. Mayor Johnson officially designated the Victorian-era home at 3418 3rd Avenue as the Huey P.
Announced at the St. HOPE Dinner, this year’s Educator of the Year award goes to Mikki Berthiaume of PS7 Middle School! Mikki, or Ms. B as her kids call her, truly goes above and beyond for our scholars and embodies St. HOPE’s five pillars.
St. HOPE Public Schools has officially launched enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year campaign and is now accepting lottery applications for students in grades TK-12. We have already received more than 50 applications, so if you haven’t submitted yours do so soon and/or let your friends know.
The admissions team has been busy getting the word out to families, particularly in the Oak Park neighborhood. Our team has been visiting with neighboring schools and leaders in an effort to maximize our outreach for every entry grade level.
The curious thing about Broadway, Sacramento’s most storied street, is that it’s cleaved in half by a 10-lane interstate, California Route 99.
To the west, it reaches to the Sacramento River, passing one of the oldest cemeteries on the West Coast and running through the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods. To the east, it stretches just shy of the Sacramento State campus, passing through Oak Park, a neighborhood with deep ties to Sacramento’s culture.
When you’re the coach of the latest top-ranked football team back home, not even bumper-to-bumper traffic on a Sunday afternoon in the Los Angeles area can dampen the mood.
And Justin Reber wasn’t the only person smiling at Sacramento High School during Monday afternoon’s practice in Oak Park. The Dragons were a bit giddy, too, knowing they are top-ranked by The Bee, a spot ahead of Folsom – which Sac High knocked from the perch last month.
The Class of 2016 left its mark at Sac High in many areas, including setting a record of having 95% of seniors earning acceptance to a four-year college. Now, the Class of 2017 has a tall task in aiming to exceed the record set by its predecessor.
September’s Indivizible program served as a pitch-perfect lesson on how to best inspire, uplift, and empower our young people. With school back in session, focusing on the advances made by trailblazers within the American education system helped facilitate an important dialogue about how we can help our young people become tomorrow’s leaders.
The Seeds of HOPE Dinner is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together students, all-star chefs, and community partners. The Annual Dinner supports the Edible Sac High Garden, which provides scholars with the necessary skills, tools, and confidence to make intelligent choices about the food they choose to fuel their bodies, while simultaneously providing opportunities to develop real-world business skills and acumen.
On Saturday, October 1st, St. HOPE Public Schools participated in “Celebrate Oak Park”, a community event organized by Sacramento City Council Member Jay Schenirer’s District 5 team and WayUp Sacramento to help kick-off Oak Park Smart.
Sacramento’s Unseen Heroes and the Oak Park Business Association continue to bring the community together through a special experience known as Gather: Oak Park.
A week ago, Justin Reber could not rest.
He tossed and turned, fussed and fumed, undone by a lethargic showing by his Sacramento Dragons football team in Fairfield.
And on Friday, the coach was restless again, but this time for all the joyous, right reasons.
Basking under the glow of a glistening full Harvest Moon and reaping the benefits of skill and athleticism, and sheer energy and will, the Dragons staged an epic performance at Folsom, bouncing the top-ranked Bulldogs 32-27 in a nonleague contest sure to reverberate the rest of the season.
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce has moved from midtown to a larger building in Oak Park that it may someday share with Sacramento’s other ethnic chambers of commerce.
Planning is already well underway for the annual St. HOPE Dinner taking place on Friday, October 28 at the Red Lion Woodlake hotel. This year’s fundraiser “Generation HOPE” will honor St. HOPE Families who have been dedicated to St. HOPE for many years, and focus on the next St. HOPE generation.