Virginia’s first high school program for students recovering from drug addiction comes to Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Virginia’s first recovery program designed to help high school students recover from substance use disorders is set to begin in August.

Local and state leaders, including some from Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS), will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 2 to celebrate the opening of Chesterfield Recovery Academy. The ceremony will take place at the academy’s location at 13900 Hull Street Road in Midlothian, followed by a site visit.

Students enrolled in the academy will receive academic, emotional, and social support from Chesterfield County Public Schools and various government health agencies to complete high school as they become sober.

Prospective students wishing to enroll in the program must complete an interest form to begin the application process. The program is open to high school students in the following Virginia locations:

  • Charles City County
  • Chesterfield County
  • Colonial Heights
  • Dinwiddie County
  • Goochland County
  • County of Hanover
  • County of Henrico
  • Hopewell
  • New Kent County
  • petersburg
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince George’s County
  • City of Richmond
  • Surry County
  • Sussex County

For those who cannot attend the inauguration ceremony in person, a video of the event will be available on the CCPS YouTube channel and Facebook page.

The program is supported by funding from legislation approved by the Virginia General Assembly and Governor Glenn Youngkin in June.