Opening day coming for Indianapolis high school in new location

Hope Academy is for teens in addiction recovery
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Posted at 10:58 PM, Aug 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-07 23:07:05-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Hope Academy opens in a new location Monday. Its purpose remains the same, as the only Indiana high school for teenagers recovering from substance addiction.

Now at 3919 Madison Avenue, near the University of Indianapolis on the south side, Hope Academy is a tuition-free, public charter high school where students earn their Core 40 diploma away from the pressures and temptations of traditional high school. There will be room for 75 students, but for now, only 23 will attend.

The new location is larger, located on the Red Line as a transportation option, and the proximity to UIndy provides higher education opportunities to students, such as dual credits.

The school plans an in-person opening, following all of the safety protocols and guidelines, including masks and social distancing.

“We remain steadfast in our mission to provide a safe, sober and challenging academic experience for teens struggling with, and recovering from, substance abuse,” said Rachelle Gardner, Executive Director, Hope Academy. “We cannot wait to welcome students to Hope Academy and watch them excel in our new space, with our dedicated staff supporting them along their academic journey.”