When parents make the decision to seek treatment, the question of “What about academics?” may arise. Rest assured that your young man will continue to receive education if he enrolls in ARCH Academy. We are dedicated to providing an environment that promotes academic growth. Our educational department ensures that each teen who enrolls in our treatment program receives personalized care and academic support tailored to their grade level.


We operate a fully accredited private high school just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Our programs range from grades 8 through 12 and include credit recovery, as well as follow-up academic placement.

personal attention

Our academic coordinator works directly with each family to provide support and guidance throughout the treatment process. Parents are able to track their son’s personal and academic progress during his stay through weekly progress reports.

support for graduation

ARCH Academy proudly celebrates graduations for those who finish high school while in treatment and meets the graduation requirements defined by the state of Tennessee. We also work in collaboration with collegiate recovery programs for our seniors, ensuring that sobriety and academic success are part of their future.

continuing education

ARCH Academy is an Educational Testing Service-approved HiSET testing site. HiSET is the Tennessee equivalent of the GED. In conjunction with Workforce Essentials Adult Education Center, ARCH offers prepared testing for young men who qualify. Upon discharge, in the event your son does not complete the HiSET Program while at ARCH, the academic coordinator will work with your family to locate an adult education site in your area.


Once your son arrives at ARCH Academy, our Academic Coordinator will work with his school to develop a plan that will maximize his educational experience. Additionally, all students receive a thorough Academics Needs Assessment upon admission. This allows us to get a full picture of his grade history, which in turn opens up a variety of options and accommodations.

Continue current schoolwork

A member of our team can facilitate the coursework from your son’s current school through our online program, APEX, then transfer validated credits and progress back to his teachers. This includes core subjects that fall under English, mathematics, science and social studies.

ARCH enrollment & Credit Recovery

Your son can enroll directly into ARCH Academy. Our staff will then review previous coursework and credits before creating his specialized education plan. If your son enrolls in ARCH during the summer months, he can participate in a program to complete a course that he previously failed or did not finish.


Our educational department has contracted with Catapult Learning to provide an extra layer of support through utilization of additional licensed teachers. These tutors provide small group and individual instruction to address any learning loss that may have occurred in the past.

Enrichment & community service

If your son has completed high school, the focus will be on various experiential and enrichment activities that pair with our recovery teachings.


We’re serious about education. ARCH Academy strives to keep your son on track academically, while assuring that the primary focus remains on treating your child’s substance abuse issues. Contact our admissions team to learn more about our unique approach to teen recovery.

For questions directly related to education at ARCH, please feel free to contact Dr. Tenisha Odom at 844-ARCH-ORG or

Thank you for everything. You really went above and beyond, helping our son.

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We are very grateful for you in helping our son graduate. We didn’t think this day would ever come.

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