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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.

Serenity provides:

  • 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.

Serenity video produced by McKinney ISD.