Student Information

Who Can Apply?

Our school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and loan programs and athletic and other school administered programs.


Our program's goal is to develop a lifelong love of learning in children who don't do well in traditional classrooms for any reason.


There are numerous reasons children don't do well in public school classes.  Our challenge here at Parallel Hope Schools, Inc. is to provide an appropriate and accommodating environment for those children in which they can bloom. 


Our experienced teachers, individualized learning plans, emphasis on mastering the learning process, and flexible seating arrangements are all tailored to help them thrive and build their self-confidence and self-esteem. 


No child at our school feels he or she is a failure or is unable to reach his or her potential. We adjust to his or her unique physical, educational and spiritual development needs rather than asking him or her to adjust to our structure or curriculum. 


Our emphasis is on how to learn, not just what to learn.  Please call the Administrator, Annette Laguerre, at (240) 514-4475 to get more information and discuss whether our program would be a good fit for your child.

All Children Entering Grades 1 to 6
Are Welcome to Apply starting in 2021

The primary requirement for acceptance at Parallel Hope Schools is an agreement by parents and staff that the child would thrive and be more likely to reach his or her potential in our program than in a traditional classroom.

For the school year 2021-2022 we'll be accepting children grades 1-6 at our initial location.  We intend to expand to K-12 admissions and additional locations in future years.

All Parallel Hope Schools admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance or loan programs, athletic, or other school-administered programs.

How to Apply


Complete a phone interview and



Pay a $50 Application Fee by check or PayPal.


Attend a Family Meeting with the

administrative team.

We shall process your completed application within 30 days.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year in February. Please call Principal Annette Laguerre to share information about your child and explore whether Parallel Hope seems like a good fit for his or her needs.  You may be invited to follow up with a personal meeting or visit to the school to apply, or to submit the online application you can access here.


We are excited to offer the opportunity to enroll your child in Lincoln Providence Academy.  You may enroll any time. Please note, however, that students who enroll midyear might experience unique challenges due to experiencing a mid-year transition.  For this reason, parents are encouraged to enroll prior to the start of a new school year.



In order to enroll in any Parallel Hope school, your child must be at least 5 years old before September 1 of the current school.  If your child is, or will be, five or older, please complete the online application, or print a copy, to begin the admission process.



As part of the admission process, every family will attend a meeting with the school’s administration.  On scheduled instruction days, a classroom visit may be arranged. On non-instruction days, administration will endeavor to have the child’s potential teacher present.



As Parallel Hope Schools does not follow a traditional age-equals-grade placement, another part of the admission process is placement testing.  This testing is designed to be a best estimate of a child’s current academic knowledge and is not an indicator of a child’s intelligence.  In addition, as an estimate it is possible for a child’s original placement to be adjusted in order to best meet the needs of each child.

There is an application fee for all applicants of $50.  This fee is designed to cover the cost of the testing.