Chardon Schools is committed to providing effective programs designed to prevent the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs in our school and community. We are fortunate to have a group of high school students (ASAP – Active Substance Abuse Prevention) who are dedicated to bringing school, home and community together to work towards solutions to the drug pressures facing youth today. ASAP students are currently teaching the classroom based curriculum, Project Alert, to 8th graders once a week for the nine weeks. The curriculum is specifically designed for grades 7 and 8 and has been designated as an evidenced based program. Lessons focus on motivating non-use, learning to recognize pressures to use, and on developing and practicing skills to resist these pressures. Recognizing that prevention of drug use is most effective when it is a partnership between the community, home, and school there are several lessons that include opportunities for students to bring information home to parents. For more information regarding the ASAP student group, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Pictured In Cover Photo: Congratulations to Chardon High School senior, Marissa Perrico, Chardon Rotary Club’s October Student of the Month. Marissa, pictured with Chardon Superintendent Michale Hanlon, was recognized for her scholarship and service to her school and community.