Recover. Learn. Thrive.

A way through.

Archway Academy is a sober high school in the heart of Houston. We meet the individual educational needs of teens recovering from substance use disorder with care, compassion, respect, and rigor.

Instead of returning students to the same environments in which they’re most at risk for relapse or might have trouble catching up academically, Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.

Enroll Your Child

Instead of returning students to the same environments in which they’re most at risk for relapse or might have trouble catching up academically, Archway provides a structured place for teens to continue both their recovery and their education without compromising either.

Donate to Archway

Interested in contributing to Archway Academy’s mission of keeping students sober and in school? Find out more about how you can support us.

Contact Us

Whether you’re a concerned parent seeking help for your child, a community member interested in donating to Archway, or just learning more about what we offer at Archway, please reach out to us for more information.

Where education
meets recovery.

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.

Today we are the largest recovery school in the country, and currently mentoring new recovery schools throughout the nation.

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“Archway Academy is the exemplar of sober high schools. Schools around the country come to Archway to learn about their structure. Participation in an alternative peer group in addition to attending Archway helped my son in ways beyond his addiction to drugs. The staff is trained to teach teenage addicts and are effective in their delivery of instruction without sacrificing the rigor of the material.”

— Alumni parent
“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.”

— Alumni parent
“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.”

— Alumni student
“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!”

— Board member
“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.”

— Former intern
“Through [my daughter’s] attendance [at Archway], I was able to see first hand that the work that Archway does, coupled with the APG, literally saves lives! Not only do they provide an educational environment that is suited for the children there, but they also provide an environment that is emotionally supportive in the way these kids need. I would recommend Archway to anyone that needs it.”

— Alumni Parent
“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).”

— Alumni Parent
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“Archway Academy is the exemplar of sober high schools. Schools around the country come to Archway to learn about their structure. Participation in an alternative peer group in addition to attending Archway helped my son in ways beyond his addiction to drugs. The staff is trained to teach teenage addicts and are effective in their delivery of instruction without sacrificing the rigor of the material.”

— Alumni parent
“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.”

— Alumni parent
“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.”

— Alumni student
“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!”

— Board member
“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.”

— Former intern
“Through [my daughter’s] attendance [at Archway], I was able to see first hand that the work that Archway does, coupled with the APG, literally saves lives! Not only do they provide an educational environment that is suited for the children there, but they also provide an environment that is emotionally supportive in the way these kids need. I would recommend Archway to anyone that needs it.”

— Alumni Parent
“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).”

— Alumni Parent
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