The Association of Recovery Schools advocates for the promotion, strengthening, and expansion of secondary and post-secondary programs designed for students and families committed to achieving success in both education and recovery.

ARS exists to support such schools which, as components of the recovery continuum of care, enroll students committed to being abstinent from alcohol and other drugs and working a program of recovery.


All secondary and post-secondary students have access to a recovery high school or collegiate recovery community.

Standards of academic and recovery practices are identified and implemented.

All eligible recovery schools are ARS members.

Recovery schools are seen as valued, necessary, and adequately funded parts of both the education and treatment systems.

ARS operates as a financially viable and autonomous organization.