• Listen. Respect. Work Hard.
  • High Expectations
  • Choice and Commitment
  • More Time
  • Focus on Results
  • Power to Lead

St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) is a K-8, modified year-round charter school committed to providing students the skills and training necessary to become contributing members of their school, family, and community.

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Our Formula for Success

Listen. Respect. Work Hard.

Our Formula for Success

With critical support from parents and PS7 staff, our students will continue to develop crucial academic and leadership skills each year. At the conclusion of this rigorous educational journey, our students will be empowered to graduate from a 4-year university, and obtain their dream jobs. We will certainly encounter obstacles during this journey. We will embrace and overcome any challenges as a team and as a family by adhering to our rules: Listen. Respect. Work Hard.

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College Going Culture

Raising Expectations

College Going Culture

The expectation is that 100% of PS7 students will attend and graduate from a four-year university. Students enter their kindergarten class through a door marked with the year they will graduate, not from high school, but rather from a four-year university. Students begin to visit colleges and universities in kindergarten and visit at least one university per year.

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Dedicated Teachers

Catalysts for Change

PS7 teachers go above and beyond in the classroom with their students, but also in their own professional development and dedication to their passion. More time in the classroom for students also means more time on point for teachers. And just as with students and parents, PS7’s teachers make that choice and commit to doing whatever it takes to ensure that all students have a chance to succeed.

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St. HOPE Public Schools to host LCFF/LCAP engagement meetings

California schools are now funded under a new model known as the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Under this new plan, we are required to develop a Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to guide school priorities and the budget development process in three key areas: student outcomes, learning conditions and engagement.  Parent input is an important part of developing this plan.

To engage parents in the process, SHPS has scheduled meetings for parents to learn about LCFF and LCAP.  All meetings are part of the regular School Site Council meetings (open to the public) for PS7, Sac High and Oak Park Prep and are scheduled as follows:

March 10, 2014, 5-6 pm – PS7 Middle School teacher work room

March 11, 2014, 6-7:30 pm – Sac High library

March 13, 2014, tbd – Oak Park Prep

If you are not able to attend one of the above meetings, you may view the presentation.  Please see the Governance (PS7 and Sac High) or Accountability (Oak Park Prep) page at each site for more information on the agenda for each of the above mentioned meetings.

Please take our survey – the survey is designed to gather feedback on the design and implementation of St. HOPE’s priorities for the LCAP.  If you would like to provide input, please complete the survey by April 10, 2014.

St. HOPE Public Schools Operates Two of the Top Ten Schools in the District, including Highest Performing Middle School

PS7_Pride1-1Sacramento, CA – St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) today announced that it now operates two of the ten highest performing schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). The California Department of Education’s (CDE) recently released API results show both St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) and Oak Park Preparatory Academy (Oak Park Prep) as two of the ten highest APIs in SCUSD. Oak Park Prep, the newest school in the SHPS network, attained the sixth highest API in the district, and is the highest performing middle school, all after just one year. PS7 is tied for the ninth highest API in SCUSD. In addition, Sac High continued its strong performance and is still the district’s highest performing open enrollment, comprehensive high school.

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St. HOPE Public Schools’ CST results show the biggest gains for area high schools and the highest performing middle school in Sac City Unified

African American Student Performance in Charters – St. HOPE Public Schools (SHPS) today announced another year of strong academic results on the California Standards Tests (CSTs) for St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7), Sacramento Charter High School (Sac High), and the organization’s newest school, Oak Park Preparatory Academy (Oak Park Prep), which opened this past fall.

 

This past week the California Department of Education released STAR results for the 2012-13 school year, including results for the CSTs. As they have done in years prior, students attending the three schools operated by St. HOPE Public Schools proved once again that demographics do not necessarily determine destiny and that all students, when given the proper support and an environment of high expectations, can achieve at high levels.

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PS7 Continues Expanding Its Impact

SACRAMENTO, CA—September 7, 2012— St. HOPE Public School 7 (PS7) continues to increase the number of students performing at or above grade level on the California Standards Tests (CSTs) as shown by the California Department of Education’s recently released 2012 STAR program, which includes data on the performance of individual schools on the CSTs.

 

Since opening in 2003, PS7 has increased enrollment each year to serve more students, growing from approximately 180 students in year one to nearly 500 in 2011-12.  This tremendous growth has caused PS7 to have to be split on two campuses, each with its own principal.  An elementary school serves grades K-5 and a middle school is home to grades 6-8.  PS7’s population continues to expand as almost 600 students are enrolled for 2012-13.  “Our goal is to expand our program to serve as many students as possible and ensure all children have the opportunity to attend a high performing program,” remarked PS7 Middle School Principal, Kristen Coates.  In addition to expanding the number of students served, PS7’s model has eliminated the persistent achievement gap that exists throughout the state between traditionally underserved students (low-income, African American and Latinos) and their more affluent white and Asian peers, as shown in the graph below.

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SHPS has charters for PS7 and Sac High Renewed by SCUSD

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — St. HOPE Public Schools is proud to announce that last
night the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education has
approved renewals for both PS7 and Sacramento Charter High School for five
years each, meaning the schools will stay open through the 2016-17 school
year.

“The votes of support by the Sac City School Board are recognition of the
hard work and outstanding achievement of the students and families
attending our schools. Both PS7 and Sac High far exceed the minimum
requirements for renewal set forth in California’s Ed Code and it’s good to
see board members supporting student success and giving our families the
assurance that their students will continue for the next five years in our
system.” said Jim Scheible, Superintendent of St. HOPE Public Schools. “Our
charter schools are focused on a traditionally underserved community and
student population, and we have shown great success closing the achievement
gap with low income and minority students. We look forward to continued
support from the Sac City board and to strengthening our partnership with
the entire district.”

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Current Events

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2011-2012 School Accountability Report Card

PS7 SignSince November 1988, state law and the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act have required all public schools receiving state funding to prepare and distribute a SARC.  The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information regarding student demographics, test results, the school facility and other school information from the previous year.

19th Annual California Charter Schools

Click Here to View the Video!St. HOPE Public School 7 received the Hart Vision Award for Charter School of the Year at the 19th Annual Charter Schools Conference. Check out this video showcasing PS7 that was shown at the CCSA Conference!

 

PS7 Highlighted in St. HOPE Benefit Dinner

Click Here to Play the Video!At this years St. HOPE Benefit Dinner, PS7 was featured as a school that is doing all the right things to ensure that all 3rd grade students are reading at grade level. Check out this video highlighting PS7′s efforts. The video was shot and produced by Sac High Students Akeallah Blair, Monea Stribling and Jada Broughton.

PS7 Featured On KCRA

PS7 was featured on KCRA 3 on October 1, 2010 to highlight our amazing academic results and hear first hand from students what makes PS7 a success.