Hobgood Academy was founded in 1969 by a group of interested parents who wanted to give their children an opportunity to receive a well-rounded education. Parents in a five-county area responded to the tremendous challenge of starting a school. Two existing brick buildings were bought from the Hobgood Fire Department and were literally taken over by parents who scrubbed, tore down, replaced, painted, sanded, and patched up the buildings so that the school could open in September of 1970.