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.