Rochester Alternative Learning Center

APEX Recovery School

Welcome to the APEX Recovery School web page! APEX is designed to meet the needs of youth struggling with addiction. Our name represents the desire for students to achieve Academic & Personal EXcellence.  Our population consists of students who have been sober from alcohol and/or drugs for at least 30 days and who are committed to long-term recovery. 

A sober school community providing hope and support for students in recovery.

CONNECT> We strive for meaningful relationships with students, staff, and the community.
EMBRACE> We value each student's unique perspective and story.
GUIDE> We lead students to academic success by supporting their individual needs.
EMPOWER> We motivate students to have confidence in themselves and their recovery. 

-High school students up to age 21
-15:1 student to teacher ratio
-Program Chemical health Specialist
-Individual and group recovery sessions
-On-site mental health services
-Collaboration with student's support team
-Flexible learning model


APEX is located within the Rochester Alternative Learning Center and is part of Rochester Public Schools. Classes are scheduled year-round to maximize credit earning potential. APEX focuses on moving students toward graduation and developing post-secondary goals while recognizing the unique needs of adolescents in recovery. Chemical health group time focuses on healthy recovery strategies and supporting students. Academic instructional time focuses on a variety of learning experiences which are personalized to meet the individual needs of our students. APEX students also have opportunities to grow in their personal well-being, citizenship, and community involvement.


If you have any questions or are interested in exploring enrollment for a student, please call the APEX at 507-328-3988 or email the APEX staff directly.


Chemical Health Specialist - Megan Wilgenbusch

Program Educator - Amy Stites

Program Educator - Marian Holtorf

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