Our Mission StatementTo maintain a safe, supportive environment where students struggling with issues related to substance use are empowered to exceed their academic potential, focus on their personal wellness, build confidence in their self-expression and are inspired to lead great and giving lives
What We Do at Independence Academy
Independence Academy is an alternative multi-service secondary school serving adolescents with substance abuse and dependence problems. In addition to offering a full rigorous academic program leading to high school graduation, Independence Academy offers numerous service components that supports a student’s commitment to recovery and healthy living, including an on-site recovery counselor, recovery support groups, health and wellness curriculum and activities, partnerships with Old Colony YMCA, and Massasoit Community College as well as other community service agencies.
Who We Serve
High school students with a commitment and desire to remain clean and sober who have been diagnosed with substance abuse or dependence or who have been identified by community professionals as having substance abuse or dependence issues.
To provide the young men and women of Southeastern Massachusetts, who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, the opportunity to break free from addiction and dependence and discover their true potential by providing a school that simultaneously focuses on high academic expectations, while also creating a culture that promotes resiliency.
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On Friday, September 9th, four students participated in the graduation ceremony as members of Independence Academy’s class of 2016. Two students had attended IA for a considerable amount of time and transferred back to their sending districts to complete their...read more
By LANNAN M. O’BRIEN May 1, 2016 Three teenagers recovering from addiction occupied the stage in the Mashpee Middle/High School auditorium on Thursday morning, April 28. Before them was an audience filled with middle school students not much younger than them. Adam...read more