PEASE Walk for Recovery

“I like the school because they provide a lot of support. It is a positive environment and the teachers help me. I checked it out looking for support and did know where to get it and here, everyone gives it. It is easy to fit in.”

“PEASE is a great environment for her to learn and supports the whole recovery program and provides a safe, supportive arena. They have small classes. It is a small school and she wants to go there.”

PEASE Academy Walk

The whole family joined in as marchers from Pease Academy, the oldest sober education high school in the U.S., took part in the Walk for Recovery at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

“I am supportive to my son who is in long term recovery. I love PEASE. As a parent new to all of this, it is a challenge. I know I cannot control him and cannot cure him. I want to support him in any way that I can. The have small classes and are supportive of my son. Michael and Rufus are supportive and understanding adults and talk to you as a person, not as an administrator.”

“My wife and I moved to the Twin Cities from northern Minnesota to have a place for our granddaughter to live. Too bad there are not more of these types of schools.”

“PEASE is a safe place for our granddaughter. Whatever we can do to help her is important to us.”

“It is a supportive environment and everything you need is right there. The teachers are really understanding. I am a junior and I love the art class, my favorite.”

PEASE Walk for Recovery

Pease Academy Director Michael Durchslag waves to onlookers as he leads the contingent from the sober education high school in the Walk for Recovery at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

“It is a safe and supportive environment for my daughter. She moved to Minneapolis to live with my mom and dad and it is a complete change for her. She got out of treatment and really made a commitment. This is what she needed.”

“We love the school and Michael has gone over and above. It is such a good deal.”

“This is a good school for my daughter. I am very happy with the education. It came well recommended.”

PEASE Walk for Recovery

Students and family members from Pease Academy joined in the Walk for Recovery at Lake Harriet, led by the director of the oldest sober education high school in the United States.

“I have been there for one month and love how small the school is. It is a family where everyone ‘gets’ recovery and everybody wants you to do the best you can.”

“Everyone comes together and it is a better education system. They help you learn and help with emotions.”

“It is a sober high school with very supportive teachers. I have made some good friends.”

“This school helps my son get the support he needs for a sober life. We need more schools like this one. It is his choice to be there. It holds kids accountable. They are building a community around sobriety.”

Looking for a great Twin Cities sober high school for a student in drug or alcohol addiction recovery?

Looking for a great Twin Cities sober high school for a student in drug or alcohol addiction recovery? PEASE Academy, a charter high school near the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus, has a respected twenty five (plus) history of supporting students in recovery with great success.

You can arrange a personal tour and information session with staff any time by calling 612.378.1377. You might also want to check out the school at a PEASE Academy Informational Meeting, where a larger group of staff and students will be there to share experiences and answer questions. You can also download a flyer with the dates right here:

  • Saturday, June 13 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
  • Monday, June 15 from 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 18 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
  • Monday, July 20 from 7:00-8:30 pm
  • Saturday, August 15 from 1:00 – 2:30pm
  • Monday, August 17 from 7:00-8:30 pm

PEASE Academy’s unique combination of in school support and counseling, weekly check-in meetings, a zero tolerance for drug or alcohol use while in the program, and small class-size means students get what they need to get back and stay on track.

If you are interested in reading a great article on PEASE Academy, this MinnPost feature is a great one.

In school support and counseling,

Small classes so students get personal attention they need to help them stay on track

SCHOOL CLOSED Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PEASE Academy will be closed Wednesday, January 7th, due to the extreme cold.

25 year-old PEASE Academy Recognition

25 year-old PEASE Academy recognAs one of the nation’s first recovery high school, PEASE Academy has a long history of supporting students living with addiction, and trying to graduate and go on to college.

Along with all sorts of supports and resources PEASE provides its students an amazing resource of a peer connection. Students, and staff, understand and support each other—a key ingredient in recovery.

Please read this wonderful MINNPOST article about PEASE. And if you are interested in learning more about PEASE, please visit our website at