Hope Academy to graduate seventeen students

Hope Academy will honor its second largest graduating class of seventeen students during the school’s seventh commencement on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11am in the Fairbanks Recovery Center. Hope Academy is a fully accredited, tuition-free, Indiana public charter high school that provides opportunities for academic achievement, sobriety and personal growth for students and their families.

The keynote speaker is Christine Marson. She is a Strategy Officer at Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation committed solely to enrolling and graduating more students from college. Before joining the Lumina Foundation, Marson served for Indianapolis Mayors, Bart Peterson and Greg Ballard where she oversaw 23 Mayor-sponsored public charter schools. In this role, she worked closely with Hope Academy through the charter approval process and served as a liaison with the Mayor’s office.

The graduation ceremony will also include speeches from a previous Hope Academy graduate and this year’s valedictorian. All graduates will be presented with an Indiana Department of Education Core 40 diploma.

To learn more about Hope Academy, please call 317.572.9440. Hope Academy is currently accepting application for the 2012-2013 school year.


Hope Academy, the recovery high school at Fairbanks, is a tuition-free, charter high school that provides educational excellence and an achievement oriented curriculum with the promotion of sobriety and personal growth. Hope Academy is for high school students from Indiana who have had primary treatment for alcohol/drug addiction and/or are in recovery and engaged in a recovery-based lifestyle.