Second Step is a violence prevention curriculum. The curriculum teaches students several skills central to healthy social and emotional development, including: empathy, impulse control and problem solving; and anger/emotion management. The Second Step program helps increase student's safety and well-being by teaching them skills that reduce their aggression and increase their social competence.
Second Step is a component in kindergarten, first, second, sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. This curriculum is also offered at Long Preschool.
Steps to Respect is a bullying prevention program. The program focuses on reducing bullying by changing the
school environment, promoting empathy and pro-social behavior among students and staff. There are skill lessons
and literature units in place for grades three, four, and five.
D.A.R.E. stands For Drug Abuse Resistance Education. It is a drug abuse prevention education program designed to equip elementary and middle school students with knowledge about drug abuse, the consequences of abuse, and skills for resisting peer pressure to experiment with drugs, alcohol and tobacco. A specially trained officer from the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office, Concord City Police, or Kannapolis Police Department comes to the school and teaches the curriculum to students in the fifth grade.
G.R.E.A.T. is a violence prevention curriculum. It is designed to provide students with the skills they need to avoid youth violence and gang pressure. The curriculum is a skills-based curriculum designed to produce knowledge and attitudinal and behavioral changes through the use of facilitative teaching, positive behavior rehearsal, cooperative and interactive learning techniques. A specially trained officer from the Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office or Concord City Police Department comes to the school and teaches the curriculum to students in the seventh grade.
PASS- Positive Alternative to Student Suspension
PASS is an 8-hour drug and alcohol education program. It is available to middle and high school students with a charge of possession or use of alcohol, marijuana or another unauthorized drug, and for whom this is a first time offense.
PASS consists of four sessions.
| Session 1 || Tuesday || 6 pm-8 pm |
| Session 2 || Thursday || 6 pm-8 pm |
| Sessions 3-4 || Saturday || 8:30 am-12:30 pm |
The student and "identified" parent must attend and complete all 4 sessions. Students who successfully complete the program receive a certificate of completion.