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A way through
Archway Academy is a sober high school in the sunny heart of Houston, Texas. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from substance use disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor.
You may not be able to see it now, but something different is possible.
Archway opened its doors in 2003 to offer students and worried families in the throes of teenage substance use a viable option and support system for restoring their child’s physical, mental, emotional, and academic health.
Instead of returning students to the same environments in which they’re most at risk for relapse—or where it’s nearly impossible to catch back up academically after treatment—Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.
Today we are the largest recovery school in the country, and currently mentoring sixteen new recovery schools throughout the nation.
“Archway changes the conversation. We’re serious about this, not just playing around. Trying to get better, do something productive in our life.”
“I can’t thank all of you enough...You probably have the best program in the country, if not the world. It’s amazing to see so many adolescents in recovery. I’m sure...all of the other pioneers are looking down on all of these kids and feeling incredibly blessed for finally having a solution to this painful and destructive disease.”
“Little did I know I have a conscience. Archway definitely helped me wanting to get sober, because I saw so many healthy people that I admired and had things that I wanted: true friendship. Real self-esteem. It prompted me to get honest.”
“In these troubled times that we live in, friendship, courage, and the power to be yourself will prevail. Archway is truly a bright light in a dark time for these families. I am so proud to be a small part of this!”
“I am typing the last chapter of my thesis on Archway and I am doing so in tears...I kept coming back to the day I wrote “Because It Works” in my notebook...but WHY does it work so well, and today I knew, it works because when you enter Archway you feel HOPE...you feel that everything is going to be okay.”
“There are really good teachers. You have that one-on-one connection—not like regular high school, you can’t talk to them about anything, your personal life. At this school you’re able to have connection with the staff, with the teachers, just fellowship all around.”
“I don’t know how she pulled it off or what kinds of deals anyone had to make with God to get her out the door, but bless you all for doing so. One of the great things about Archway has been that I always felt you were on the side of the kids...not the district, not federal and state money, but the students (and their families).”