Criteria for Admission
Archway Academy is a Houston recovery high school open to students committed to the journey of recovery. We have two programming options: The Passageway program, which is open to students with at least one day sober, and the traditional Archway program, which is for students with more sustained recovery. Students in both programs attend the same physical campus 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 reach out to our admissions counselor to schedule a tour. Having as much of the application completed as possible, along with supporting documentation, will greatly speed up the admissions process.
Passageway is for students at the beginning of their recovery journey who need more structure, supervision, drug testing, and recovery support. Passageway students remain on campus for lunch and eat with the recovery coaches and other Passageway students. During lunch, they cover a variety of recovery topics and receive extra support with challenges unique to early recovery. The recovery team will help Passageway students set and monitor weekly recovery goals. Sobriety time and progress with recovery goals are the two main criteria to “graduate” from the Passageway program.
Archway is for students with more sustained/consistent recovery who have earned the privilege of more freedom, flexibility and off-campus lunch. Archway students must have more than 60 days sober, be actively working with a sponsor, be settled in their counseling/APG group, be in compliance with medication recommendations (if applicable), and show forward progress with other mental health goals.