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.

21 May

Hope Academy High School Celebrates the Class of 2023

Indianapolis area high school students in recovery from substance use disorder graduate from Indiana’s only recovery high school during Hope Academy’s 17th Commencement INDIANAPOLIS –
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26 Apr

Meet Hope Academy’s Peer & Parent Recovery Coach, Joseph Minnis 

Joseph Minnis is a dedicated professional with a passion for helping others. With a bachelor’s degree in journalism and business from Indiana
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27 Mar

Meet Hope Academy’s Newest Peer Recovery Specialist, Ellen Russell

Ellen Russell is our newest peer recovery specialist. She is also a Hope Academy alumna and graduated in 2014. Ellen grew up
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Upcoming Events


19mayAll DaySenior Breakfast

20mayAll DayHope Academy Graduation Day

22mayAll DayEnd of Grade Period

23mayAll DayFinals - Early Release Day

23mayAll Day24End of Semester Finals

24mayAll DayFinals - Early Release Day

25mayAll DayTeacher Only Day


03junAll DayHope Fest

29jun7:30 am9:00 amJune Board Meeting 2023


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