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15th Annual ARS Conference in Texas!
June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
The Association of Recovery Schools is a registered 501 (c) 3, nonprofit organization comprised of recovery high schools as well as associate members and individuals who support the integral growth of the recovery high school movement.
Connected through principles, disciplines and tools that set the gold standard for educating and supporting students in recovery, we collaborate with a broad and diverse global network to advocate for a continuum of support and a readiness for student transition in and out of Recovery High Schools. We provide deep expertise, resources and data-driven best practices to Recovery High Schools through training, consulting and accreditation services, while serving as advocates for the educational inclusion of youth recovery.
For the past 15 years, ARS has hosted an annual conference which provides attendees with an exciting opportunity for professionals to connect, receive continuing education credits and learn about adolescent treatment and recovery support services. This year, we will be in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas! Austin is a unique community, similar to Houston in the continuum of care for teens and families. In 2013, concerned parents, adolescent addiction experts, and community leaders in Central Texas recognized the need for a secondary school dedicated to supporting teens in recovery, and on August 25, 2014 University High School opened its doors in Austin, Texas. The school fosters a culture of growth and wellness, with program components founded on national research and best practices, while providing individualized, challenging academics in a safe and sober environment for teens who have chosen recovery.
UHS has built relationships with other community based recovery partners to provide a consistent continuum of care for Central Texas students in recovery and their families, not only for their present care in high school, but also for their pending transition to college life and work closely with the University of Texas Center for Students in Recovery.