Archway Academy operates two programs: the traditional Archway program and the Passageway program, both at our Palmer location. Before the faculty and staff at Archway can help a student succeed, he or she has to show a willingness to uphold his or her end of the bargain. For more information, please refer to our 2021-2022 Parent-Student Handbook.


Our school is open to students committed to the journey of recovery. The Passageway program is open to students with at least one day sober, whereas the traditional Archway program is for students with more sustained recovery. Both sets of students come to the same place and progress through a similar school day, but Passageway students receive additional designated recovery support and are under more stringent observation.

If you meet the criteria for one of the programs, please schedule a tour.  Having as much of the application completed as possible, along with supporting documentation, will greatly speed up the admissions process.

  • Passageway Program

    Be an active member of an Alternative Peer Group (APG), or in the process of joining one.

    Have one or more days sober.

    Show willingness to do school work and participate in therapeutic activities.

    Have bi-monthly counseling sessions with their APG counselor and/or outside therapist as recommended by APG.

    Have parents attending weekly parent meetings at APG (or as recommended by APG counselor).

  • Archway Academy

    Be an active member of an Alternative Peer Group, or “APG” program.

    Have a written referral from an approved representative of their APG, recommending that the student is ready to enter into Archway’s unique community.

    Have 60 days or more of sobriety, and at least 30 days post-residential treatment discharge, if applicable.

    Be working a 12-step program to the satisfaction of their counselor.

    Have developed a consistent working relationship with a sponsor.

    Be currently addressing other concerns related to mental health or second stage recovery issues (i.e. bipolar disorder, depression, ODD, ADHD, eating disorder, anger management, sex and love addiction, codependency, etc.).

    Be following APG recommendations for psychiatry and/or medication compliance.

    Exhibit a strong commitment to recovery.

Financial Aid

Archway Academy offers need-based financial aid to families that qualify.

Please note that applications must be completed in their entirety to be considered for aid, and all enrollment fees must be paid prior to admission. Failure to do so may result in delayed enrollment.

Archway Academy is a private, nonprofit organization that does not base enrollment on race, color, creed, religion, or socioeconomic factors.

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Archway Academy
Program Fee

$1100 per month

All payments after the initial enrollment payment are due by the 20th of the month. Late payments will be charged a $25 fee and charged to the student’s account.

Passageway Program
Program Fee

$1100 per month

The first month’s program fee is due prior to enrollment. Passageway is prorated by the week of admission.

All payments after the initial enrollment payment are due by the 1st of the month. Late payments will be charged a $25 fee and charged to the student’s account.

Archway Academy accepts payment in the form of Check, Money Order, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.


Please contact the Archway office at 713.328.0780 or email andrew.warren@archwayacademy.org if you have any questions.

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