What does it cost to attend Hope Academy?

Hope Academy is a tuition-free, Indiana public charter high school. Resource and textbook fees are $125 per semester.

Does Hope Academy have teachers?

Yes! We have highly qualified teachers for all subjects including mathematics, English, science, social studies, physical education and art.

What if I’m behind on credits? 

Hope Academy is a great place to recover your credits. In addition to traditional instruction, we also offer computer-based online courses (PLATO), which allows students to work at their own pace.

Do I have to live there?

No, just like any other high school, students come during school hours, which are 9 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.

What if I’ve been expelled?

Just because you’ve been expelled from another school, does not mean Hope Academy will not be able to accept you. We are here to support our students and assist them in making better decisions.

Are there uniforms?

Yes, Hope Academy polo shirts are available for purchase, but students can also wear a white, black, gray or purple polo with black, navy or tan pants.

Is there transportation available?

Yes, we have a bus that runs along the I-465 loop and another on the northside of Indianapolis and in Hamilton County (see the Student Resources page for more information). Students can meet us at one of our stops and a bus will transport them to school. Students who maintain good behavior are allowed to drive to school. Parents also have the option to pick up and drop off students.

Do you drug test?

Yes, we hold our students accountable for their sobriety. We test our students at least two times per month, more if the need arises. A failed drug screen does not automatically result in expulsion, but can be a sign that the student needs additional support.

What recovery support does Hope Academy provide?

While at Hope Academy, students are assigned to a recovery coach. Just like in any sport, a recovery coach supports students on their path to long-term recovery by helping students find a sponsor and local meetings to attend twice per week. Our school also has circle groups, which gives students the opportunity to check in on each other about their goals, struggles and what support they need.

How do I apply?

To apply for admission to Hope Academy, contact Chief Operating Officer Rachelle Gardner at 317-572-9382 or rgardner@fairbankscd.org. Rachelle can assist with questions and scheduling an interview with our principal and recovery team.