One step, one day, one success at a time: Chesterfield Recovery Academy is a year-round program serving high school students from central Virginia who are recovering from drug addiction.
Virginia’s first recovery high school, the program opened in August 2022. Recovery high schools are designed for students who are in early recovery from substance-use disorders. Chesterfield Recovery Academy students receive the academic, emotional and social support necessary to complete their high school education. The program also provides flexibility to allow students to participate in internships or hold a job while enrolled. This structured system of support and preparation for the future sets students on a path toward continued success.
In addition to Chesterfield County Public Schools, the program receives assistance from health agencies, local and state government programs, police and legal agencies to help students navigate through recovery while working toward their high school diploma. The program is funded through legislation approved by the Virginia General Assembly and Virginia’s governor in June 2022.
13900 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, Virginia 23112
Students attend school each day in person. Because students enter Chesterfield Recovery Academy at different academic levels, classes are conducted online to allow each student an individualized, self-paced curriculum that meets their needs. Students have access to all credits needed for graduation, including:
To help students continue to find their path forward, substance abuse and mental health counselors are on staff in addition to teachers and administrators. Chesterfield Recovery Academy students have access to group and individual counseling. A close-knit community of support helps students navigate through recovery while working to achieve their high school diploma.
Chesterfield Recovery Academy is open to students from Region 1 school divisions in central Virginia:
To be considered for enrollment, students must be substance free for 20 to 30 days. Once enrolled, students may remain in Chesterfield Recovery Academy through graduation or may return to their home school when they feel ready to do so. If the academy reaches its enrollment limit, applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Admission continues on a rolling basis as openings become available.
To be considered for enrollment, complete the interest form and a staff member will contact you for more information.