Academic Support

Going Back to School in Austin

The Texas capital is home to a number of major universities. Blocks from the Alpha 180 doorstep, the University of Texas at Austin is a focal point of the city and was rated in the top fifteen public universities in the nation in 2020. With eight state-of-the-art campuses, many Alpha 180 participants attend Austin Community College. There are a number of additional options including St. Edward’s University, Texas State University, or attending your home university virtually.

What do our Educational Specialists do for you?

Being a student in recovery can present many challenges. Many students in recovery have had difficult experiences with school in the past or may feel overwhelmed by the prospect of navigating academics sober. Our experienced staff understand these challenges and have helped hundreds of students navigate academics and recovery successfully.

Upon entering into Alpha 180’s full program, each student is paired with an Educational Specialist, based on their individual needs. Our Educational Specialists work with you one-on-one and are here to guide you on your journey back into school while learning how to manage life as a recovering person.

Areas of Support from Educational Specialists include:

Executive Functioning

(scheduling, time management, prioritization)

Emotional Regulation

(stress management, school anxiety)

Learning Styles

(process organization, academic accommodations, skill-building)

Learning Differences

(process, social or learning disorder support)

Life Skills

(budgeting, appointments, personal care, physical health)

Academics

(assignment completion, study skills, note-taking methods)

Employment

(resume writing, interview skills, job sourcing)

Executive Functioning

(scheduling, time management, prioritization)

Life Skills

(budgeting, appointments, personal care, physical health)

Emotional Regulation

(stress management, school anxiety)

Academics

(assignment completion, study skills, note-taking methods)

Learning Styles

(process organization, academic accommodations, skill-building)

Employment

(resume writing, interview skills, job sourcing)

Learning Differences

(process, social or learning disorder support)

You’re not in this alone!

Being a part of a community of peers with like-minded goals is vital to recovery. This means you provide support to each other by establishing peer relationships not only for recovery, but academically too. We have found that the peer community is one of the most effective ways for a person to feel supported, as they have others around them with similar mindsets seeking to achieve shared goals.

For many students, the thought of beginning or returning to school can be very daunting. At Alpha 180, you are not alone. You will be surrounded by a community of individuals walking the same path as you. Staff and other students will be alongside you every step of the way believing in you until you learn to believe in yourself.

Learn More about how to achieve academic success in recovery today!