Independence Academy Program

Independence Academy offers Adams 12 Five Star School District and Out-of-District students (grades 6-12) on an Individualized Education Plan and with challenging behavior an opportunity to learn new academic and behavioral skills in a small, therapeutic setting.  For more information about our program, please refer to the following resources:


We are located at the new Futures Center building:

550 East 124th Ave.
Thornton, CO 80241
Main Line:  720-972-6560
Attendance Line:  720-972-6574

Referral Process

Five Star Students - Please contact your student's homeschool IEP team to discuss Independence Academy has a possible placement for your student.

Out-of-District Students - Please contact the Director, Quixie Jenkins-Smith.