Hope Chinese Charter School is the first public Mandarin immersion school in the Beaverton School District. The dream for this school first began in 2010, in a saturday language school. Parents saw their children blossom in the Mandarin classes, and realized they wanted something more. The vision for the school was initiated by parents, and quickly gained momentum and high interest form local educators, leaders and community organizations. The original team was made up completely of volunteers - people who felt passionately that a Mandarin immersion education would greatly benefit their children and the community. These volunteers donated hundred of hours and private funding for the dream offering Mandarin immersion to local students. The school opened its doors in the Fall 2012.