Jacksonville’s Recovery High School seeks to empower adolescents to not only achieve long term recovery but also academic excellence.
The Jacksonville Recovery High School offers students an opportunity to grow (academically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually) by integrating the principles of recovery into daily education
Our Recovery High School established as an independent, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, in 2014 by concerned parents and addiction experts within the Jacksonville Florida community with the objective to combine ideas from our local educators and leaders dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students with a substance use and addiction. Acknowledging the therapeutic need for a school dedicated to supporting teens who are recovering from addiction and co-occurring disorders, our team brings together experts in the fields of education and recovery to provide an environment of encouragement and support. Our vision is to support a safe and sober learning environment for students in the community who are ready to commit both academically and therapeutically.
Is Jacksonville’s Recovery School right for me?
The thirty-five Sober High Schools across the U.S are providing both students and their families the support they need to maintain their recovery and get themselves and their education back on track.
National research shows as many as 93 percent of the young people who go back to public schools after rehab get offered drugs or alcohol the very first day they're back at school. Many traditional schools are not equipped to handle students in recovery. A National study has found that students have a high rate of success after attending recovery schools.
In conjunction with the National Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), Jacksonville's Recovery High School seeks to be a school of excellence for diverse learners. Our school will offer a rolling admissions policy, individualized learning plans, flexible curriculum, giving the student the highest possibility to be successful.
The Jacksonville Recovery High School will provide students in early recovery - the academic, emotional, and social support necessary to foster a continuum of care and long-term commitment to work hard to earn a high school diploma and progress toward a college degree.
The Recovery High School will be located in a “shared space” in with an exisiting Duval Co. Public School and will be under the supervision of a Board of Directors and The Executive Director of New Hope Education and Addiction Services, Inc. The Academy will be managed jointly by the Site Director, Counselors, Recovery Coach and Certified Teachers. Jacksonville’s Recovery High School is a fee for service program and students can enroll at any time during the school year.
Academy Admission Criteria
· Member of an Alternative Peer Group OR under the care of a therapist/psychiatrist and approved for admission by the Site Director
· Two or more days of sobriety· Willingness to do school work and participate in therapeutic recovery activities
Services- Several key elements will be involved in the school day: group check-in, computer-based curriculum, service work, and individual support. The Jacksonville Recovery High School will provide an educational option for students with a substance use or process addiction disorder. Children may stay through graduation or at some point return to their “home” school.
Instructional Focus and Goal- We will work hand and hand with the Florida Board of Education for online curriculum and classroom based learning. Jacksonville's students will have access to on-site Certified Teachers and other educational support/mentoring. The Jacksonville Recovery High School will seek accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and the Florida Department of Education as an accredited public charter school through the Duval County Board of Charter Schools.
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