INDIANAPOLIS (June 5, 2020) – Hope Academy, Indiana’s only high school for students in recovery from substance-use disorders, announced its move to a new facility near downtown. The new space, coupled with the recent announcement of a new charter, will allow Hope Academy to serve as a recovery high school to the Mayor of Indianapolis Charter School Board. The new location is located at 3919 Madison Ave., near the University of Indianapolis. The school will continue to operate without disruption of services to students during the transition. Applications are open for 2020-21. Students will complete the school year at the school’s current location and will begin the start of the next academic year in its new location.
“I am excited about this new chapter and the significant opportunities it will provide staff, students and families of Hope Academy,” said Rachelle Gardner, Executive Director, Hope Academy. “By investing in the future of Hope Academy we are continuing to demonstrate our longstanding commitment to providing a safe, sober and challenging academic experience for teens struggling with, and recovering from, substance abuse.”
Hope officials believe this move is a critical step toward serving even more students who are working to maintain their sobriety while receiving their high school diploma. The new location is larger, located on the Red Line as a convenient transportation option, and the proximity to UIndy provides higher education opportunities to students, such as dual credits.
“Hope Academy is another valuable resource that we have to help support students in our schools,” said Patrick Mapes, Superintendent, Perry Township. “They are a proven leader in helping students who are dealing with a substance dependency and we are happy to welcome Hope Academy to the Southside of Indianapolis.”
Hope Academy will remain a tuition-free, public charter high school where students earn their Core 40 diploma away from the pressures and temptations of traditional high school. With the move to a larger space, there is capacity for additional students in need of this unique learning environment. Applications are open and appointments are available with staff. To learn more visit www.hopeacademyrhs.org.