About Us

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

At the Innovations Academy, we are committed to providing a learning environment that will lead to the best opportunity for the academic and personal success of all students.  Our staff is committed to providing guidance and assistance to our students, allowing them the opportunity to learn to the best of their abilities. We believe with our guidance and with the students’ active participation in their Personal Education Plan (PEP) we can develop some of the best and most creative students in the state.

Students accepted to the Innovations Academy Program will have more freedom, choices and privileges then they have in the traditional school setting but along with these come significant increases in responsibilities.

Our ultimate goal will be to prepare our students for graduation from high school and to ensure they are college and career ready.  Our staff is committed to providing the best quality education in a non-traditional setting.  We are all here to help you, the staff has not been assigned here, but rather have asked to be here because we have such deep principles and commitment to non-traditional education as well as a sincere desire to make a positive difference in the lives of all students who pass through our door.

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


Nicole Perez