Referral and Admission

Anyone can make a referral for a student to Independence Academy. The process is quick and easy.


Your interest in Independence Academy suggests you may know of an individual who is committed to long term sobriety and academic success. If so, you will find the step-by-step process outlined below.


The Referral Process

STEP 1 – Initial Contact

  • Submit a Referral Form
    o Download and print the Referral Form found on this page.
    o Contact the school by phone (508)510-4091 or email to make a referral or to request a referral form
  • Once you have completely filled out the Referral Form you can:
    o Fax it to the school (508)857-0815
    o Scan and email it to the Intake Coordinator, Anthony Castaldi at
    o Mail it to the school – 460R Belmont St., Brockton, MA 02301
    o Hand deliver it to the above address
    STEP 2 – Open House/Tour
    30 minute informational tour of the school

    STEP 3 – Application Submission/Records Gathering
    Fill out and return the application, start collecting necessary records (see Application Requirements)

    STEP 4 – Student Interview
    3 hour interview with IA staff to review records and gauge a student’s interest and level of commitment to being in recovery and graduating from high school.
    STEP 5 – Enrollment Review
    The staff will meet to discuss the student’s records and information gathered through the interview and determine acceptance into IA

Admission Requirements

  • Students must be in grades 9-12
  • Students, along with their parents and/or guardian, must be willing to work with the Independence Academy Recovery Counselor to develop an Individual Recovery Plan
  • Students must be willing to participate fully in the substance abuse recovery aspect of Independence Academy, including attendance and participation at all in-school recovery activities
  • Student must be willing to attend at least two (2) recovery-based meetings/activities per week (outside of the school day) while attending Independence Academy
  • Students must agree to pre-admission, scheduled and random drug testing
  • Students must be committed to their academic success


5 + 1 =


  • 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
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