About Independence Academy

Knowledge, Recovery, Citizenship

Independence Academy

Independence Academy is one of five Recovery High Schools located in MA and is jointly funded by the Department of Public Health and local school districts. We pride ourselves in meeting students “where they are at” with respect to their education and recovery.

What We Do

Independence Academy is a FREE public high school where students can earn a high school diploma and are supported in their recovery from alcohol and drug use.

Who We Serve

Students ages 14-21 who are struggling with issues related to drug and alcohol use. We service students from the southeast region of Massachusetts.

How It Works

Independence Academy works with school districts to ensure that students meet their local graduation requirements so that they can receive their diploma from their sending school. Students can also attend IA for a “transitional period” following treatment or until they feel ready to re-enter their high school.

Letter from the Principal

Welcome to Independence Academy!

Ryan Morgan, Principal

Ryan Morgan, Principal

I would like to extend my welcome to all of you who are interested in what Independence Academy has to offer. As the director of our school, I am eager and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives our students. Our goal at Independence Academy is to provide an outstanding educational opportunity in a setting that is fully committed to helping young men and women on their journey of continued recovery.

At our school we believe that all students deserve a high quality education. The staff at Independence Academy consists of highly trained, licensed teachers who are prepared to meet the needs of all learners while providing an engaging and rigorous curriculum. We realize that each student that attends Independence Academy has a different academic profile and different academic goals so it is our mission to work with each student individually in order to help them meet their goals.

Additionally, we are committed to meeting the diverse social and emotional needs of each student. With a support staff of professional counselors, Independence Academy offers a safe and supportive environment for students to achieve their own personal goals. We also recognize the importance of working closely with each student’s family and support network in order to maximize each student’s potential for success both inside and outside of school.

It is important to note that the faculty of Independence Academy understands the journey to recovery and long-term sobriety begins and ends with the individual. Your interest in attending Independence Academy suggests that you have begun to contemplate a life free from drugs and alcohol. It also suggests that you are serious about maintaining sobriety and obtaining a quality education.

When a student makes a commitment to attend Independence Academy, they are proclaiming their commitment to sobriety, their commitment to their education and their commitment to regaining their freedom and discovering their potential.

Much Success,

Ryan Morgan


  • Newly renovated 9,000 square foot facility
  • Curriculum that meets or exceeds Mass. Common Core Curriculum
  • On-staff recovery counselor
  • Individualized Recovery and Post-Secondary Plans
  • Wrap around service model
  • Partnership with High Point Treatment Center
  • Partnership with Massasoit Community College offering dual enrollment options
  • Partnership with Old Colony YMCA offering free membership to all students
  • Partnership with Brockton Neighborhood Health Centers
  • Partnership with Brockton Area Multi-Service Agency
  • State of the art technology lab and audio and video production studio
  • Access to Virtual High School courses
  • Wellness curriculum and activities that integrate mind and body
  • Small class size offering individualized instruction

Would you like to learn more about Independence Academy?

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