The creation of this program is the result of a group of dedicated educators who became concerned about the number of students at Science Hill High School who were either struggling or who had given up and simply left school. It became clear that some kind of program needed to be set up to help address the unique needs of this population of students. Topper Academy is the result of the dedication, sacrifice, hard work and research of this visionary group of educators.
The faculty, staff, and students function much as a family does; the atmosphere in our program is oriented toward fostering acceptance, a sense of belonging, and responsibility for ourselves and others. It is in this caring environment that students in grades 9-12 are invited to take advantage of the opportunity for a second chance to learn, earn credit, and graduate.