San Antonio's Only Recovery High School

Experience a safe, strong peer culture of support for students which fosters academic success, and a positive peer community.

"At Rise Inspire Academy, my daughter is able to focus on her academics while receiving care to sustain her sobriety."
- For My Family

A High School for Students Seeking Sustained Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol

Recovery high schools are considered one of the most impactful and effective ways to support youth in drug and alcohol recovery. We combine innovative learning methods with a strong peer culture in which all students identify as being active in their recovery and committed to supporting their fellow students as they face challenges associated with early recovery.

Rise Inspire Academy Inquiry Approach

  • Become: Embody what’s worth learning.
  • Know: Investigate what’s worth learning.
  • Do: Connect what’s worth learning.

Six Components of Inquiry

  1. Activate Knowledge: Eliciting from students what they already know and building initial knowledge they need to know.
  2. Identify Questions: Guide students to formulate and articulate key questions connected to the objective to explore more deeply.
  3. Explore: Support students to understanding the significance, relevance, and urgency of the topic.
  4. Create: Students plan design, and execute a demonstration of learning that is connected to the objective.
  5. Share: Students share their work, process, and experience and connect it back to the original objective.
  6. Reflect: Debrief with students about their entire learning process from idea to product as well as their thoughts and feelings.

Pillars of Recovery Curriculum

  • Health and Wellness
  • Self-Awareness and Purpose
  • Community and Service
  • Unity and Leadership

Rise Inspire Academy is made possible through a partnership between the Inspire Charter School District and the non-profit organization Rise Recovery. The collaboration of these two programs provides an innovative approach to high school education for students in recovery.

Rise Inspire Academy provides an environment which fosters long-term sobriety, while helping students to prepare for future success. Our goal is to care for students’ overall health and well being by supporting their first years of sober life and getting them back on track for success. We aim to serve all students in recovery who desire continued care in a safe and sober educational environment. Our students are diverse group who share a common goal to be sober and obtain a High School Diploma.

At Rise Inspire Academy, Every Student Will:

  • Remain Committed to Their Recovery.
  • Receive an Individualized Recovery Plan.
  • Receive a Team of Academic and Recovery Support.
  • Experience a Safe, Strong Peer Culture of Support.
  • Receive a High Quality Education within a Joyful and Purposeful Student Live.

Mission Statement

Rise Inspire Academy will be a safe educational environment to support students’ sobriety, well being and academic success.

“We recognize that recovery can be hard, and your history doesn’t have to define you. Rise Inspire Academy ensures these youth have the resources necessary to get them help and hope, so that they can overcome obstacles with our team behind them, every step of the way.”

– Evita Morin, CEO at Rise Recovery

Our Mission

Rise Inspire Academy will be a safe educational environment to support students’ recovery, wellbeing, and academic success.

Our Vision

All students in San Antonio and the surrounding communities who are recovering from Substance Use Disorder (SUD) shall have access to quality recovery support, education, and tools for sustained wellness.

Our Values

All interactions with students, their parents, our staff, and the broader community will be guided by the values of community, outstanding service, relationship, empowerment, belonging, finding joy and being great.

I am a parent of a teenager that has struggled with substance use disorder. At Rise Inspire Academy, my daughter is able to focus on her academics while receiving care to sustain her sobriety. As a parent, I also receive support through Rise Recovery at no cost. Rise has helped me continue to navigate a healthy path for myself and my family.
- For My Family

Our Partners

2803 Mossrock,
San Antonio, Texas 78230

Phone: (210) 227-2634

8:15am – 4:30pm
Early Drop off at 7:30am


  • Bridget Maggard – School Principal
  • Bea Blackmon – Program Manager

TEA Accredited Charter School

Symbol of Recovery: The Butterfly

The spiritual meaning of a butterfly has to do with spiritual rebirth, transformation, creativity, infinite potential, vibrant joy, change, and an ability to experience the wonder of life.