Our MissionTo engage students struggling with substance use in a process of change through which they improve their health and wellness, live self-directed lives, and strive to reach their full potential
What We Do at Independence Academy
Independence Academy is an alternative multi-service secondary school serving adolescents with issues related to substance use and dependence. 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 high school students in Southeastern Massachusetts, who are struggling with issues associated with substance use, 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 allows them to engage in the process of recovery.
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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...
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...