Serenity High is one of America’s longest-tenured recovery high schools. It opened October 11, 1999. It is a part of the McKinney Independent School District.
Serenity High is open to students who have successfully completed a recognized treatment program and who want to complete requirements to earn a Texas high school diploma.
Students at Serenity are not judged by race, gender, religion or social standing.
- The opportunity to earn a high school diploma;
- A safe and sober campus;
- A smooth transition from treatment back into school;
- Support for sobriety (on-campus recovery support features AA and NA meetings);
- A low student-teacher ratio;
- Individualized instruction tailored to each student’s needs;
- Individualized counseling of each student regarding academic, personal and social development;
- Life-skills mentoring by staff to assist in character growth of each student;
- A peer support group of others in recovery that holds each student accountable;
- Improved communications between students, parents and the school;
- Team-building events; and
- Ongoing community service projects.
The students at Serenity High view themselves as a family. Their focus is on staying sober and completing their high school education.