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Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley first opened in August of 2012 and, is a K-12 Alternative School of Choice in the Holtville Unified School District. It is the only one of its kind in the Imperial Valley. It serves students from throughout Imperial Valley who are seeking independent study while offering alternatives to traditional school. The Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley is committed to providing our students with the most comprehensive and meaningful educational experience possible. Our curriculum pathways are developed in collaboration with our parents and students, addressing individual student needs and interests, while providing access to high-quality independent instruction, fully aligned with Common Core and California State Standards.

Our staff is led by our Principal Mr. Mitchell Drye, holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management, Secondary Teaching Credential and a Masters in Education Leadership. For the 2021-2022 school year our highly qualified supervising teachers includes Mrs. Marci Mange supporting our K-8 students and Mrs. Amy Lansman supporting our 9-12 students.


The Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley will prepare students for their futures, which may include college, technical institutions, and/or careers. We will provide an environment that supports quality instructional programs and empowers students to become independent, resourceful citizens and scholars.


The Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley, with support from our community and parents, values excellence, individuality, diversity, and creativity. We are committed to the intellectual achievement and emotional and social development of each student in a caring, collaborative environment.