Sober High School Orange County

Day School at Newport Academy

A Safe and Structured Learning Environment for Recovery and Academic Achievement

Newport Academy’s Sober High School in Orange County is designed specifically for teens committed to remaining abstinent from alcohol and other drugs during their high school education.Teachers at the Newport Academy are credentialed in the State of California and the curriculum is fully accredited.

Students at Newport Academy are provided with the tools and structure needed to flourish in an academic setting. This includes:

  • Accredited Curriculum
  • Small class size
  • 1:3 staff-to-student ratio to insure individualized attention and success
  • Full assessment of each student’s academic needs
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • Recovery Groups and Individual Counseling
  • High School Diploma
  • GED
  • Educational Testing

Instructors develop individualized lesson plans that focus on each student’s learning style, preferences, and capabilities. Appropriate programming for each student is designed taking into consideration their personal academic goals and abstinence from drugs and alcohol. Families can choose specific tracks including college preparatory, pursuit of a traditional high school diploma or GED. Educational testing and academic tutoring are available on site.

A Therapeutic Setting That Provides Recovery Counseling and Support

Newport Academy Sober High School Offices Newport Beach, CA

A sober high school provides a balance between recovery counseling and academic programming.

Program staff at Newport Academy includes certified chemical dependency counselors (CADC) that work individually with students on their recovery needs, as well as facilitate recovery specific groups throughout the week. Recovery groups include:

  • Early Recovery Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Weekend Planning
  • Life Skills
Abstinence from drugs and alcohol is mandatory and students entering Newport Academy are expected to be sober a minimum of 30 days upon admission.

Students are asked to adhere to an individual plan of recovery and, along with their parents, sign an accountability contract. The Newport Academy Sober High School program operates under the premise that students, who are actively using drugs or alcohol, undermine the goals and mission of the school. All students are expected to remain sober during their enrollment in Newport Academy.

A Wellness Based Approach to Recovery and Healing

Newport Academy provides a number of experiential therapies that promote self-reflection, foster group support, and support well-being. Examples of weekly therapies include: yoga taught by a certified yoga therapist, group outings, and collaboration with the Knots of Love where students meet as a group to crochet caps for those suffering from life threatening illnesses.

Newport Academy Sober High School’s Mission and Core Values

Newport Academy believes that every student deserves a safe, creative, and nurturing educational environment in which they feel comfortable to grow in mind, body, and spirit.

By providing a clean and sober environment coupled with a caring and passionate staff, Newport Academy develops a sense of purpose and love of learning that will lead students to fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Sober High School Orange County –  Weekday Schedule
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
9:00am School Opens School Opens School Opens School Opens School Opens
9:05am Morning Check-In Morning Check-In Morning Check-In Morning Check-In Morning Check-In
9:15am-11:30am First Academic Block First Academic Block First Academic Block First Academic Block First Academic Block
11:30am-11:45am Break Break Break Break Break
11:45am-12:30pm Coping and Life Skills with Rene Genovese, CADC II Creative Education Stress Management Group with Rene Genovese, CADC II Open Topic Group with Rene Genovese, CADC II Creative Education
12:30pm-1:15pm Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:15pm-3:00pm Second Academic Block Second Academic Block Second Academic Block Second Academic Block Second Academic Block
3pm School Ends &  Classroom Clean Up School Ends &  Classroom Clean Up School Ends &  Classroom Clean Up School Ends &  Classroom Clean Up School Ends &  Classroom Clean Up
3:00pm-4:00pm Individual Student Meetings with Teacher if necessary Yoga for Mind, Body and Recovery with Robyn LeAnn Parent / Teacher Meetings if scheduled (Greg Felker)Students go on a walk with Rene Yoga for Mind, Body and Recovery with Katie Sheldon, CYT, MPH Individual Student Meetings with Teacher if necessary

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