Welcome to Rockdale Recovery High School.  


    School begins at 8:10 am. Dismissal is at 2:30 pm.

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


    Principal: MaryEllen McGorry

    Address:  121 Higgins Street, Worcester, MA 01606

    Email: mmcgorry@cmasscollaborative.org 

    Phone:     508-538-9102

                 Fax:   508-854-4984      



    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 fifth year on August 26, 2019

     School hours are from 8:10  a.m. to 2:30 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 Learning in each classroom, a special education liaison and accomodations for emotional disabilities and attentional challenges.


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  • Rockdale Recovery High School (RRHS) is a public school where student have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while supported in their recovery from alcohol and drug dependency and abuse. Out students come from 13 communities, including Worcester, Holden, Upton, Westborough, Webster, Northborough, Paxton, and Haverhill.