We work hand in hand with families to ensure student success.
McShin Academy was started in 2016.
Our belief is that all students deserve to learn in a safe and sober environment without the temptation of drugs and alcohol.
McShin Academy is a sober learning environment which supports the educational needs of teens in recovery. Our aim is to develop strong graduates who are prepared for the world ahead of them. Our program is built upon personal growth, self-love, respect for ourselves and others, developing healthy relationships with family, friends, and colleagues, and establishing positive role models to help our students grow into their full potential.
One-on-one recovery coaching helps our students achieve their goals
Our recovery coaches are peer-specialists certified through The McShin Foundation’s recovery coach curriculum.
We help students set and reach their personal and professional goals by facilitating self-development of skills, knowledge, values, and principles.
In Spring of 2016 we grew from 1 to 9 students and ended the year with 4 graduating seniors.
For the Spring 2016 semester all of our students improved their grades, no one received any new criminal charges, and 7 of the 9 remained sober since entering our program. The two students who did relapse are still involved in recovery and doing well.
We are recovery leaders
Why we do what we do
Addiction to drugs and alcohol is a topic which is seldom discussed in the education setting. We are on the front lines of the fight and see the damage that a person who has substance use disorder can do to themselves, their families, and their communities. After seeing an alarming rate of youth drug use over the past few years we are taking charge to help youth who up until recently have had alarmingly few options than to struggle with their addictions in silence.
Our staff are young people in recovery, we understand how important it is to have positive role models because we didn’t have those growing up. We serve as examples to members of our communities that recovery is possible, and there is no need to wait until you’re older to ask for help. McShin Academy is the lighthouse on the shore, helping students and families find their way by navigating the often tumultuous waters of addiction.
What is important for us
At McShin Academy we aim to improve the quality of life of our students through sobriety and abstinence from drugs and alcohol, we achieve this by fostering emotional and psychological development in a safe and supportive environment. Often times youth are over-whelmed with the pressures placed upon them to succeed. Our nurturing environment meets students where they’re at and helps them transition from substance use disorder to productive young leaders in our communities.