Why Choose Hope

In the United States, 80% of students relapse from recovery upon returning to their high school after having primary treatment for substance use disorders. Studies support the effectiveness of recovery high schools and as the only recovery high school in Indiana, Hope Academy provides a supportive community for students to maintain their sobriety and receive a Core 40 diploma. 

Hope Academy is one of only seven recovery high schools in the United States accredited by the Association of Recovery High Schools. Additionally, Hope Academy has partnered with the Simon Youth Foundation and IPS to bridge a gap to serve more students in the Indianapolis area. Students who receive ongoing support for substance use issues have higher graduation rates, lower absentee rates and are more likely to abstain from using substances.

Parents and loved ones are part of the Hope Academy experience for all our students. They will play an integral role in their student’s journey of recovery and will receive the same guidance, support and encouragement from our staff, while connecting with other parents and our community.


The mission of Hope Academy is to provide a safe,
sober, and challenging academic experience.

Core Values

  • Honesty: Be honest with yourself and those you care about.
  • Respect: Respect yourself and others.
  • Support: We help ourselves by helping others.
  • Commitment: Keep an open mind and be willing to make healthy changes.
  • Community: People are not for hurting.

At Hope Academy, students and families can expect

Graduating with a Core 40 high school diploma

Challenging classes

Student activities

Leadership opportunities

Individual support learning

College planning

Career preparation including resume writing

Hope Academy can be the answer for the academic and personal growth goals you have set. Recovery and graduation are possible.

Annual Report

Please take a moment to review our annual report and see a snapshot of everything we accomplished, thanks to support from the entire community.

View the 2022-2023 Annual Report
View the 2021 Annual Report