Bob Hope School unites politicians and community leaders to honor School Choice Week – Port Arthur News
Several community and political leaders will gather at Bob Hope School on Monday for a special private luncheon as the campus celebrates School Choice Week.
“We’re always trying to do something for School Choice Week, but this is the first year we’ve done something on this scale,” said Bob Hope School campus director Jesus Acosta.
National School Choice Week is a nonprofit organization created to “bring children’s awareness of effective K-12 education options,” the group states on its website. “We also focus on traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnetic public schools, private schools, online schools and home schools.”
And to help talk about this topic, said Acosta, State Senator Brandon Creighton and U.S. Representative Randy Weber.
“They’re both big proponents of school choice,” he added.
Other participants in the event, which is not open to the public, will be multiple community leaders and representatives from other schools of choice.
The luncheon will feature guest speakers, but also select students and programs available at the charter school.
Bob Hope School, formerly known as the Hughen Center, was founded in Port Arthur in 2010 by CEO Dr Bobby Lopez. At the time, there were 240 students.
The school now has four campuses between Port Arthur and Beaumont serving all grade levels and has approximately 2,500 students enrolled.
An additional reason for lunch will be to celebrate the school’s Phase II growth plan, which includes the addition of four elementary schools in eastern Harris County.
Applications have been submitted, Acosta said, and they have received positive feedback from the Texas Education Agency.
“The Bob Hope School is a small learning community that believes all students can learn more by doing,” Lopez said in a post on the school’s website. “…We provide opportunities for students to be creative, develop higher level thinking skills, make decisions and develop independent learning strategies. Our courses are rigorous, interesting and college preparatory.
“Throughout our extended day, we also offer tutoring and enrichment classes, which include yearbook, chess, gardening, and extracurricular activities such as basketball, soccer, and baseball.”
Bob Hope School Unites Politicians and Community Leaders to Honor School Choice Week