In order to be eligible to participate in Recovery and Academic Program (RAP), youth must:

  • Be between the ages of 12 and 17; students 18 and older will be considered on a case-by-case basis

  • Must be eligible to enroll in MCPS schools

  • Be seeking a safe, drug-free community

  • Be seeking assistance with their recovery, vocational, and educational goals, AND

    • Have a history of recurring substance use problems OR

    • Have recently committed a substance use treatment program OR

    • Are currently experiencing substance use difficulties, and are looking for support in living a sober life

Students may be referred to RAP by a parent/guardian, Montgomery County Public Schools, a healthcare provider, a substance use treatment provider, or a mental health provider. Students may also refer themselves to the program.

To enroll in RAP, the student or referrer should contact the student’s home school counselor/pupil personnel worker to complete a RAP application. In addition, all program participants must complete an intake interview at The Landing.

While enrolled in RAP, students remain enrolled in their home schools. Students have the opportunity to continue participating in school activities and programming, and have access to school counseling, guidance, and support.