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On behalf of the students and staff at the H.D. Karns Academy, I want to welcome you to our building. The Innovations Academy consists of three programs including the 7th & 8th Grade Magnet Program, the HD Karns Innovations Program, and the EAGLES Alternative to Suspension Program.

Our magnet program provides smaller class sizes, one-on-one attention from teachers, and math and language arts intervention. We offer JAG, PE, Guitar, and Reading & Math Interventions for our elective courses.

At the Innovations Academy, we are committed to providing a learning environment that will lead to the best opportunity for academic and personal success for all students. Our elite staff is committed to providing guidance and assistance to our students, allowing for maximized learning. Each child has a Personal Education Plan (PEP). With active participation and guidance from our staff, we have the opportunity to develop some of the best and most creative students in the state.

Students who are accepted into the Innovations Academy Program will have more freedom, choices, and privileges than there are in the traditional school setting. Along with this, comes significant increases in student responsibilities.

Our ultimate goal will be to prepare our students for graduation from high school to ensure they are college and career-ready. Our staff is committed to excellence and providing the best quality education in a non-traditional setting. We are here to serve you. The staff in our building have a deep level of commitment, maintain high principles to non-traditional education as well as the sincere desire to make a positive difference in the lives of all the students who pass through our doors.

Welcome to the H.D. Karns Innovations Academy. We look forward to working with you.


Nicole Perez Ed. D, Principal
HD Karns Building