The HOPE Academy Inc.

The HOPE Academy has received $281,325.00 to provide in-house mental health services and create a middle school pilot program.

The Hope Academy is Indiana’s only fully accredited and tuition-free, public charter high school for teens in recovery from substance use disorder (SUD). Hope Academy is also recognized as an Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) Innovation School, allowing them to support a more diverse student population who traditionally have not had access to recovery support. 

Hope Academy provides a dual academic and recovery curriculum, which incorporates the same academic requirements as all other high schools across Indiana, supplemented by a required recovery curriculum. Hope Academy is a place where recovery and graduation are made possible so that students can become active participants in society.

Students begin their recovery journey at Hope Academy by making new friends, changing routines, and engaging in therapeutic and recovery services that will give them the skills they need to heal and succeed in both academics and recovery. Hope Academy’s data demonstrates that students with 200 or more days of sobriety demonstrated more than a 40% increase in their grade point average and improved attendance rates. In response to this data, Hope Academy has built a robust recovery platform that is integrated into our curriculum.

With Vitality Funding, Hope Academy plans to partner with one Marion County middle school to develop, implement, and evaluate the pilot program that will consist of educational groups and weekly peer recovery groups for students who need ongoing support.

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