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Mission Statement

Hopewell and Bridgepoint Academies will integrate and provide transitional, academic, and therapeutic services to special needs students in a safe, nurturing, and predictable environment to ensure the positive, long-term growth of the students' academic and emotional lives.

Important Dates

Science Class

In science class, students conducted a cookie lab using the scientific method. The project consisted of systematic observation, measurement, experiment, formulation, testing, and modification of hypotheses. They hypothesized how many chocolate chips would be in each cookie. Students dissected the cookies, counted the number of chips, and graphed the results. It was a fun project to kick off the science fair.
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Workforce: Connect to Your Future Assembly

Workforce Services of Will County and Joliet Junior College have partnered to help students complete training and develop the skills they need to find and keep a job. Connect to Your Future is a program that offers:


  • Assistance with tuition and book fees
  • Gas cards and bus passes
  • Paid internships and on the job training
  • Employment assistance

Culinary Arts Class

Students are participating in a culinary arts class. The class is an overview of food safety and sanitation, nutrition, menu and recipe planning, kitchen staples, and equipment identification and use.

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Parents and Guardians

Dear Parents and Guardians,

If you have not filled out and returned the BASC 3 assessment please do so and return it as soon as possible. The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) is used to monitor changes in children's behavior or emotional status. We utilize this assessment to better understand the student's emotional state and better support their mental health. If you need an additional copy please contact Hopewell Academy.

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Transition Corner

Community Outings

Bridgepoint Academy transition students had several community outings this quarter. They had a great time visiting, Lincoln National Memorial, Elwood Garden, The new Lenox Commons, Moraine Valley Community College, Cantigny Park, Downtown Frankfort, Lake Catherine, Midewin National Trail, Starved Rock, Lincoln Park Zoo, and Town and Country Lanes. These classes are looking forward to more social activities.
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Healthy Living

Mental Health Yoga

This quarter, students participated in yoga classes. Yoga can improve balance, flexibility, range of motion, and strength. It can also enhance mental health. Studies have shown that in addition to physical benefits, yoga can also reduce stress, ease anxiety, improve sleep and promote other healthy habits.

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Life After Bridgepoint

Transition students are being introduced to community resources that they can utilize for health and well-being, behavioral health, social outings and employment. They recently visited Trinity Services and Cornerstone which provide support to children and adults who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability and/or mental illness. Bridgepoint encourages students to become familiar with community resources to provide the linkage for life after transition.

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