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.

9 Aug

Hope Academy Board Spotlight: Marlon R. Llewellyn

Meet Hope Academy Board Member Marlon R. Llewellyn! When Marlon was serving as a school principal at a neighboring high school, he had a
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9 Aug

A Teacher’s Point of View: Sandy Austin

Before teaching at Hope Academy, Sandy Austin taught in a wide variety of school settings – rural, urban, impoverished, affluent,
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23 Jun

Hope Fest 2022: A Summertime Celebration

On Saturday, June 11th, 2022, Hope Academy hosted Hope Fest, a summertime celebration, at Schwitzer Park on the campus of the University of Indianapolis.
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Upcoming Events


01augAll Day03Teacher in-Service Day

02aug5:00 pm7:00 pmRegistration Night

04augAll DayFirst Day of School

24aug7:30 am9:00 amAugust Board Meeting 2022Our 2022 August Board Meeting


08sep5:30 pm7:00 pmBack to School Parent Night

10sepAll DayHawk Walk

16sepAll Day1st Semester Student Led Conference

21sepAll DayeLearning


19octAll Day21Fall Break

27oct7:30 am9:00 amOctober Board Meeting 2022


03novAll DayParent Night


14decAll Day15End of First Semester Finals

15dec7:30 am9:00 amDecember Board Meeting 2022


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