APEX Recovery School Logo


APEX Recovery School offers a supportive school community and provides hope for students in recovery. 

Our School consists of students across Southeastern Minnesota who have been sober from alcohol and/or drugs for at least 30 days and who are committed to long-term recovery. We work with high school students up to the age of 21. Our students come from all walks of life and perspectives.

While there is a clear and present need, adolescents in recovery in Southeastern Minnesota have very few options for support. APEX is the only Recovery High School in Southeastern Minnesota, and one of six Recovery Schools in Minnesota.

Research has shown that adolescents attending Recovery High Schools are four times more likely than Non-Recovery High School students to report complete abstinence from alcohol, marijuana, and other drugs. Recovery High Schools also report less absenteeism.

Distance Learning

APEX Schedule for distance learning

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10:00-11:15 AM Chemical Health Group with Megan

Individual Work time for students.

Individual Check-ins with Niesha, Marian, and Megan.

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Academic Group Check-in with Niesha and Marian
Lunch Break
Afternoon Individual Check-ins with Niesha, Marian, and Megan.

APEX strives to meet the needs of every student. We offer:

  • Service to high school students up to age 21
  • 15:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • A Program Chemical Health Specialist
  • Individual and group recovery sessions
  • On-site mental health services
  • Collaboration with student’s support team
  • A flexible learning model

How do I enroll, and how does the enrollment process work?

APEX Recovery School currently utilizes a referral process. 

  1. Start by calling our APEX Chemical Health Specialist at (507) 328-3988 to receive more information and set up a tour of the facilities.
  2. Then the enrolling student will need to call the Chemical Health Specialist to complete a phone interview and determine eligibility.
  3. If the enrolling student is eligible for APEX, an intake meeting will be scheduled with the student and a support team including parents, guardians, probation, social workers, therapist, etc.
  4. The student's intake meeting will be held at APEX. During this meeting, the student's transcript and credits will be examined and program expectations are reviewed with both the student and support team. After all paperwork has been completed, a start date will be set.
  5. Official paperwork will need to be submitted and filed by the student's parent and/or guardian prior to the start date.


Daily Schedule

APEX meets Monday - Friday during the week.

Advisory 9:40-11:30 AM
Academic 10:00-12:00 PM
Lunch 12:00-12:30 PM
Academic 12:30-3:35 PM
Students gathered in a classroom with faculty/staff.
Students gathered in a classroom with faculty/staff.