Rockdale High School

Rockdale High School
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Welcome to Rockdale Recovery High School.  


School begins at 8:30 am. Dismissal is at 3:00 pm.

Transportation is now available to most areas of Worcester County!!




Principal: Susan Strong

Address:  20 Rockdale Street, Worcester, MA 01606



Phone:     508-854-4939

Fax:          508-854-4973



Please visit our Facebook Page:   Rockdale Recovery High School 


Twitter        @RHSWorcester




Working together to create an educational environment in the spirit of mutual respect, personal responsibility and community service.




Rockdale High School opened for our second year on August 29, 2016

 School hours are from 8:30  a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Maximum enrollment is 50 students.


To Apply for Admission


Students submit an application for enrollment (the link is on the right at the top of the page), participate in an interview process with the principal, guidance counselor and recovery counselor and school records are sent to the Recovery High School for review. 


Our Academic Profile 


The high school is staffed with four certified, highly qualified teachers (English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies), a Recovery Clinician (through a partnership with Community Healthlink), a Guidance Counselor, a School Operations Coordinator, a Special Education Coordinator and Principal.


Our curriculum is aligned with the Massachusetts Frameworks; students take the MCAS, and we will offer all requisite course work to meet the graduation requirements of each student's home school.  We will work closely with schools to ensure that students are on track to receive a high school diploma from the home school as well as from Rockdale High School.


Participation in home school co-curricular activities will be determined on an individual basis.


Students have opportunities to use online coursework through Grad Point  and to participate in Concurrent Enrollment at Quinsigamond Community College. Fitness & Health and Creative Arts electives are offered each day.


Our Recovery Community


Students attend Social Emotional (SEL) groups on a daily basis to address substance abuse, trauma, relationships, accountability, transition, grief and loss, healthy choices, self esteem, bullying and stigma.  Co-occuring disorders are very common and are a focus of therpeutic support. 


Peer to peer recovery supports are important and encouraged.


We employ an evidence based practice in working with students diagnosed with a substance use disorder.


Young Person's AA and NA are offered on site,  facilitated by our staff and community partners.


We work collaboratively with schools, DCF, DYS, probation, courts, police departments, therapists, doctors and other collateral agencies to support each student.


Students served through a 504 and/or an Individualized Education Plan are will supported through counseling services, small class size, the implementation of Universal Design for Leanring in each classroom, a special education liaison and accomodations for emotional disabilities and attentional challenges.