Home is the Opportunity for Pursuing Excellence
 HOPE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, Inc. 
 
                                              “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; 
                                                                          
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.”  ~ Isaiah 40:29-31 


Founding Owners

Danny and Debe Haller, founding owners
Debe Haller, CEO/Principal   ~   Danny Haller, CFO


First, and foremost, we are sinners saved by grace.

For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. –Ephesians 2:8, 9

Danny and Debe were married on April 22, 1972.  They have four grown and married children and nine grandchildren. Their two sons and two daughters graduated from Hope between 1991 and 2006. Danny retired in April 2011 after thirty years at Boeing.  Danny works as the school bookkeeper and director of Hope for Health Weight Loss Clinic located in the Hope facility. They began homeschooling during the 1984-85 school year when their oldest children were in 2nd and 5th grade.  As a respected leader and speaker in home education for over twenty-five years, Debe loves to share truth and humor through Biblical principles and practical applications she has learned by God’s grace to be a wise wife, a creative parent, and a resourceful and organized home schooler.  Debe is the author of The Challenge of Raising Cain and co-authored with Bethany Bennett,  Mrs. Mom: Agonized or Organized.  Read Danny and Debe's story about the beginning of Hope Christian Academy "A Hopeful Heart".

-Photos by Horn Photography: November 2010 with grandchildren

Directors
Our directors are dedicated homeschooling mothers with a heart of servant leadership to
volunteer their time to encourage other Hope members along their home ed-venture. 
They are praying for you.  Please pray for them and be respectful of their schedules.

Cuqui Younger
High School Director

Cuqui Younger
 is currently in her twenty-first year of homeschooling. 
She and her husband of 29 years, Terry, have watched four of their six daughters graduate from Hope.  They've also been b
lessed to watch
their oldest three daughters graduate again -- one from junior
college,
two from university, and one from law school.  More than degrees obtained
or knowledge gained, however, Cuqui treasures her friendships with her girls, and the gifts that God has given her in being able to nurture
those relationships through homeschool. Cuqui has served as a director
at Hope for 22 years. She is the guidance counselor for parents
of college bound high school students.


Laura Biggerstaff
Instructional Services Director

Laura Biggerstaff and her husband of 22 years, are in their 10th  year of co-homeschooling their three children, Michal (15 yrs.), Dylan (12 yrs.) and Rianna (10 yrs.).  They began schooling each of them in Kindergarten.  Laura has been teaching Adapted Physical Education part time for 18 years and is experienced, both personally and professionally, in Special Education.   She served as a Care Group Leader for two years before joining the board in 2007.  Laura oversees all IEPs (Individual Education Plan) for Hope families with learning challenged students.  She enjoys Bible studies, the beach, sewing, swimming, naturopathy, and spending time with family.

Renee Poon
Administrative Director

Renee Poon and her husband Daniel celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary in June 2012.  Prior to homeschooling, she worked as an associate teacher in 4th grade at Grace Christian School for three years.  They began homeschooling their two daughters, Amanda and Melanie in 2007.  In 2010 she was the director for Classical Conversations, tutoring 13 year olds to think as classical Christian students. Renee was parent advisor to Hope's Junior Beta members Club as a  since from 2009-12.  Amanda and Melanie actively participated in various programs at HOPE, including ACSI meets, the performance groups, DOTS and Dickens Handchimes, Beta Club, and American Heritage Girls. Renee serves on the American Heritage Girls Troop 4673 as Secretary.  She enjoys meeting new families and hearing how God has guided them in their homeschooling journey.
  Renee looks forward to meeting you in person.



 
 

Hope Christian Academy, 12211 Magnolia St., Garden Grove, California 92841
Phone (714) 373-HOPE <4673>   Fax (714) 589-2766
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