Program Expectations

Updated on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 4:31pm

Independence Academy provides each student a safe, relevant and rigorous learning environment. We believe students with conduct and social-emotional struggles deserve a high quality education and are able to learn the interpersonal development skills necessary to be successful in school, their community and with their lifelong goals. Our staff is well equipped to serve students of diverse needs and backgrounds as well as students in special education. Each student who enters our school has the opportunity for a new start and the appropriate programming to meet their academic, social-emotional, and mental health needs. We work hard to form strong relationships with our students and families. It is important for us to know each student and family by name, strength and need.

Our program focuses on four key expectations:

W: Work Hard

  • Students will actively work on their personal learning goals

O: Own your behaviors

  • Students will learn to take responsibility for their behaviors and actions

L: Listen and learn

  • Students will participate in their learning

F: Focus on safety and respect

  • Students will maintain boundaries, keeping hands and feet to themselves
  • Students will respect others and use property appropriately