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Is The Academy for You?
Before the teachers and staff at The ROC can help a student succeed, he or she has to show a willingness to uphold their end of the bargain!
The P1 is designed specifically for students with between 1 day to 60 days of sobriety or right out of residential treatment. This program allows students who are on track to enroll but do not yet meet the criteria a chance to attend school and begin making progress towards their academic goals. It is a perfect blend of daily recovery support and academic work. Students in The P1 Program must be one or more days sober and either a member of an Alternative Peer Group or under the care of a therapist/psychiatrist to enroll.
The P1 Program Admission Criteria
Every student must:
- Be an active member of an Alternative Peer Group (YPG, YPAA, APG), or in the process of joining one
- Have one or more days sober
- Show willingness to do school work and participate in therapeutic activities
- Have a minimum of bi-monthly counseling sessions with their counselor and/or outside therapist
- Have parents attending bi-weekly parent meetings
River Oak Center (the ROC) was established in 2014 by concerned parents and adolescent addiction recovery experts who recognized the need for a school that was dedicated to supporting teens in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse or dependency. The ROC is an official Recovery High School, meeting all membership criteria for the national Association of Recovery Schools (ARS). Located in shared space as part of a Duval County Public School, Florida Recovery Schools and River Oak Center are an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We aim to create a community of diversity, compassion and mutual respect. River Oak Center is not affiliated with any religious organization but is spiritual in nature, following the multiple pathways recovery model.
The ROC enjoys an important funding and academic partnership with Duval County Public Schools, which provides our teaching staff and curriculum. Our rolling admissions policy allows students to enter at any time during the semester, and DCPS flexible curriculum enables students to catch up on coursework they may have missed prior to admission.
If you meet the criteria for one of the programs, then please contact us to schedule an interview and tour for both you and a parent or guardian at: (904) 864-6463 .
The Enrollment Forms for 2018-2019 are available below
For more information please contact River Oak Center administration offices at 904-864-6463.
River Oak Center is a private, non-profit organization that does not base enrollment on race, color, creed, religion or socioeconomic factors.