Struggling student?
Hope can help.

Struggling student?
Hope can help.

Hope Academy is Indiana’s only accredited recovery high school with
a focus on sobriety and academic success for students grades 9-12.

We are a public charter, tuition-free high school offering free transportation
throughout Indianapolis and surrounding communities.

About Hope Academy

Hope Academy is a tuition-free, public charter high school that provides a safe, sober and challenging academic experience for Indy-area teens. As a Simon Youth Academy and IPS Innovation school, Hope Academy offers its students a truly unique and individualized high school experience. 

We are centrally located just minutes from downtown near the campus of the University of Indianapolis with convenient access via Indy Go’s Red Line. 

Check out our virtual tour, and if you’re interested in learning more you can register for an appointment here.

Hope Academy by the Numbers


Total Students Served


Different School Districts


Current Students


Average Class Size

Did You Know?

94% of Hope Academy graduates go on to post-secondary education

We are 1 of 7 schools nationally accredited b the Association of Recovery High Schools

On average, students earn 7 credits per semester

Students with 200 days of sobriety average a 40% increase in their GPA

Hope Highlights

Stay in the know about happenings at Hope Academy by reading our latest blog posts. Here you can learn more about our upcoming events, news and the special people who bring Hope Academy’s mission to life each day.

29 Aug

Hope Academy Receives $280,000 Grant from Mental Health America of Indiana

Vitality grant awarded to Indiana’s only recovery high school to address critical gap in recovery support for youth with substance use disorders INDIANAPOLIS, IN –
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9 Aug

Meet Hope Academy's Science Teacher Dr. Peter Coppinger

Dr. Peter Coppinger joined Hope Academy as the Science Teacher in August 2023. Before coming on board, Dr. Coppinger was a Biology Professor at
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4 Aug

Hope Academy High School named Prosecutor’s 2023 Crime Fighter of the Year

On August 1, 2023, Marion County Prosecutor Ryan Mears announced  Hope Academy High School as the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office 2023 Crime Fighter of
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Upcoming Events


04oct6:00 pm7:00 pmSenior Parent Meeting

11octAll DayPSAT

18octAll Day20Fall Break

26oct7:30 am9:00 amBoard Meeting

27octAll DayE-Learning Day


02nov7:30 am9:00 amRise & Shine for Hope

09novAll DayParent Night

22novAll DayE-Learning Day

23novAll Day24Thanksgiving Break


14dec7:30 am9:00 amBoard Meeting

20decAll DayEarly Dismissal at 1pm

21decAll DayEarly Dismissal at 1pm

22decAll Day08janWinter Break


22decAll Day08janWinter Break

09janAll DayFirst Day of Second Semester - Students return from winter break

15janAll DayMLK Day - No School

17jan5:30 pm6:30 pmSenior Parent Meeting

24janAll DayE-Learning Day


19febAll DayPresident's Day - No School

22feb7:30 am9:00 amBoard Meeting

23febAll DayE-Learning Day


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