Education with a Focus on Recovery
Landmark Community School is a recovery high school formed by a group of addiction counselors, educators, concerned parents, and community members in Colorado Springs when it became apparent that there was a need to create an educational environment for teens conducive to recovery. Preliminary studies show that there is a 70% relapse rate for teens with normal intervention, while those in a recovery high school have a 30% relapse rate. One of a growing number of recovery high schools in the country, Landmark Community School offers teens with substance use disorders a chance to remain sober while being supported by educators and a peer group who understand the difficulties they face. By staying sober, they are more likely to complete their education.
We are located in the former elementary school at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. Landmark Community School enjoys an important funding and academic partnership with Community Prep School in Colorado Springs, which provides some of our teaching staff and administrative support. Community Prep is an accredited alternative education campus in Colorado Springs District 11.
We run two tracks. One is the mental health track, where we focus on the social emotional and recovery needs of the students. The other, is the education track where we hold students to the standard of a high quality education.
- We review student transcripts and individualize their educational plan.
- We are on a rolling admissions schedule, meaning we accept students throughout the year.
- We accept students with an IEP.
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A Day in the Life of a Landmark Student
Day starts at 9 am with community time, where students check in with themselves and their friends. This is a time where students can share where they are and and what they need for the day.
9:30 to 11:30: Morning learning block- includes direct instruction, self paced learning, and credit recovery.
11:30 to 12:30: lunch block
- Two days a week include activities with Phoenix Multisport
- Two days a week will include a life skills group
- One day a week students will participate in a mindfulness curriculum
12:30 to 1:30: Project based learning and counseling
1:30 to 3:00: Afternoon learning block
3:00 to 3:30: End of day tasks
Recovery support groups will be held on site after school for students and families to attend.
See our Daily Schedule here.