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About Serenity

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.

Mission Statement

Serenity High exist for adolescents returning from recognized substance abuse treatment centers who are committed to obtaining a high school diploma in a safe and supportive, chemical-free environment.

Serenity High Core Values

Integrity – a responsible approach to the principles of recovery.
Humility – reaching out for support when help is needed.
Commitment – A sense of obligation to living a sober life style.
Gratitude – A willingness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.