Hope Public School is hosting a parent/stakeholder meeting for the "expansion of the school of innovation" at Beryl Henry Elementary School on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Hope Public School is hosting a parent/stakeholder meeting for the "expansion of the school of innovation" at Beryl Henry Elementary School on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the BHE cafeteria, with Superintendent Bobby Hart and BHE Principal Dr. Roy Turner present for discussion and questions.
Hart said the ideas for the school of innovation are still in the early phases.
"We want to know from the start what parents and stakeholders want and need from Hope Public Schools," he said.
He said they want to pool community response on the ideas.
According to a press release form the HPS the district is thinking about expanding the school of innovation will be part of BHE, Yerger Middle School and continue on Hope Academy of Public Service.
BHE will focus on the performing and digital arts. YMS will focus on science and agriculture. HAPS will continue to focus on operating as a public service model.
Hart said the idea is to give students and parents the option of which program to enroll in or to continue with regular grades fifth through eighth.   
"We will ask for a commitment from parents and kids, but it will be modified," Hart said comparing it to HAPS once a month parent involvement.
He said the start of the innovation program on the campuses is different to the start of HAPS.
"With HAPS we started from scratch," Hart said.
He said now there is a model to compare to.
He said he does not want any of the campuses to be seen as a "default school", given a primary reason for the discussion at BHE.
He said when students get to Hope High School to goal is them to graduate with the ability to pursue a career with an associates degree, technical certification or military option.