Fortis Academy

  • Fortis Academy logoA hallmark feature of Fortis is its culinary arts program

    An overarching philosophy at Fortis is to move from a mentality of punishing students to helping them.  

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     "Peer pressure is a powerful force, so we combine counseling and coaching centers into the traditional school day to promote continued sobriety." 
    - HCDE Superintendent James Colbert Jr., avid supporter of Fortis Academy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is unique about the recovery high school model?

  • Are there other public recovery schools throughout the nation?

  • Why are recovery schools critical for students who have received treatment for addiction?

  • How will students be selected for the recovery school?

  • How does the student gain enrollment into the school?

  • What about transportation?

  • Does the student graduate from the recovery school or the home high school?

  • Which school calendar will HCDE follow?

  • Will students be drug tested?

  • Will the recovery school officials work in partnership with outside therapists?

  • Will it be possible for students to graduate “on time” by attending the recovery high school?

  • How long can students attend the recovery school?

  • How are addiction issues addressed to encourage continued sobriety?

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Contact Us

  • Principal: Travita Godfrey

    11902 Spears-Gears Road
    Houston, TX 77067

    Phone: (713) 696-2195

    Fax: (713) 696-2196

    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

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