General FAQs

A: As defined by the National Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), of which Archway Academy is a member, a sober high school must “meet state requirements for awarding a secondary school diploma” and be “designed specifically for students recovering from substance use.” This includes requiring that all enrolled students be in recovery and working a program of recovery approved by the school.

Sober schools are also prepared through policies, protocols, and the hiring of qualified personnel to address the needs of students in crises, whether therapeutic or other. To learn more about ARS, recovery high schools, and colleges that offer academic or sober living programs designed specifically for students recovering from substance use disorders, click here. 

A: No, but our classrooms exist inside of generously shared space at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. While Archway is not affiliated with any religious organization, we are spiritual in nature, following the 12-step recovery model.

A: Please see our How We Work tab for information about why a sober high school can be more beneficial for your child than a traditional one.

A: Please see our Culture of Recovery page for more information on how we integrate education and recovery to provide the best possible outcome for your student.