Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay, Inc. is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment ensuring that educational and employment decisions are based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications. Consistent with these principles and applicable laws, it is therefore Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay’s policy not to discriminate based on age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. No person shall: be excluded from, participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under any Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay, Inc. program or activity, including with respect to employment terms and conditions. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.


Our recovery focus ensures that all students enrolled at our school are in recovery for substance use or co‐occurring disorders and they work toward maintaining recovery while enrolled.


Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay, Inc. provides core academic courses and credits as required by the Florida Department of Education so that the graduating student can transition to another secondary school, a post-secondary program and/or employment.


Our belief is that with the appropriate tools and a positive, peer-centered environment, these teens will become community assets, as they help others on their journey.


What is a Recovery High School?
The goal of Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay is to provide youth ages 14-19 with a high-quality high school education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes sustained recovery for life.
FRSofTB Board of Directors established a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2020.  Our first Tampa Bay Recovery High School will be a private secondary school following the Florida State guidelines for accreditation, length of school year/days, curriculum, teacher certification, record keeping/reports, health and safety, transportation, textbooks, testing, special education, and other stipulations of the Florida Board of Education.  Our first school will be located in Pasco County, easily accessible from all the city’s neighborhoods and suburbs via public transportation.
Why is there a need for Recovery High Schools in Tampa Bay?
Florida Recovery Schools of Tampa Bay recognizes that many teens in early recovery attend high schools with unsafe environments, where drugs are used, kept, or sold.  In addition, there are high relapse rates for teens, post-treatment, when they return to their previous schools.
Factors leading to poor outcomes include substance use within the family, low commitment to school, favorable attitudes towards substance use, and a peer culture in which substance use is the norm.  Social pressure to use, and exposure to substance-using peers are the strongest predictors of adolescent relapse.
Who are the students in Recovery High Schools?
The target population for Recovery Schools consists of adolescents and emerging adults 14-19 years of age, who have not graduated from high school and who meet the DSM-V criteria for substance use disorders.