As the most restrictive special education program in the Adams 12 continuum of social/emotional learning, Independence Academy offers intense, individualized, and comprehensive specialized instruction in a separate school setting for students grades 6-12. Students attending IA receive responsive, intense, and individualized instruction in social awareness, self-awareness, relationship skills, self-management and responsible decision-making as well as access to grade-level standards and academic interventions through a carefully developed and implemented multi-tiered system of support.
At IA our staff behaves in a way that is in line with our core values:
Respect: We believe a lot can be achieved by treating people with respect and dignity under any and all circumstances.
Integrity: Integrity is what you do when nobody's looking. As a professional, it is paramount that each individual within an organization remain professional at all times and make decisions for students based on the best interest of the student.
Service: We believe that everything we do should serve the purpose of creating a safe, inclusive learning environment where students feel seen, valued, and heard.
550 East 124th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80241
8:00 am to 1:45 pm
8:00 am-12:15 pm
Free and Reduced Benefits
*Attention: USDA waivers allowing free school meals were not extended. Paid meals return for the 2022-2023 school year for those who don't qualify.
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