Safe & Drug Free Schools

Safe & Drug-Free Schools

The Granville Safe and Drug Schools prevention program is a multi-faceted approach designed to empower students to not only resist pressures to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, but also to make healthy and positive decisions.

Curricular/Classroom Emphasis

Within classroom settings at GES, GIS, GMS, and GHS, relevant discussions concerning ATOD use is infused into Health and Wellness classes.  Age appropriate information and awareness is taught through a comprehensive K – 12 curriculum titled “Too Good For Drugs”.  Too Good For Drugs provides students a scaffolded, engaging approach where prevention strategies, stress management techniques, goal setting exercises, and role playing all play a part in helping students make appropriate choices regarding ATOD.  More information about the Too Good For Drugs Program can be found at

Third Grade Wellness

The Licking County Health Department provides a comprehensive wellness program to 3rd Grade students at GES covering all aspects of wellness including physical, social, and emotional health.Topics in the curriculum include: Introduction to Wellness - Students are introduced to the concept of wellness and how it includes their physical, emotional, and social health.

=         Tobacco Use/Smoking Prevention - Tobacco and how it affects the body and the concept of addiction.

=         Stress Management - Good and bad stress, and how stress can affect their health. Positive ways to cope with stress.

=         Bullying Prevention - Students learn about bullies, victims, and bystanders. Ways to handle bullying situations in a      positive, respectful manner.

=         Friendship - The importance of having friends and how healthy relationships can positively influence overall wellness. Students share qualities they would like to see in a friend.

Friday Night Lights

SAS is a student-lead group comprised of substance-free Granville High School students who plan and oversee Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD)-free events throughout the school year to provide GHS students alternative activities in which to participate.  They encourage other GHS students to remain free of ATOD and act as role models throughout the district.  This includes Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournaments, Cornhole Tournaments, Spike Ball Tournaments, Gaming Nights, and Dance Off nights.

Granville Schools Substance Abuse Policies

Students in grades 7 – 12 who participate in athletics and extra-curriculars are subject to the Substance Abuse Prevention Policy.  In addition, students in grades 9 – 12 can opt-in to the testing program.  More information about this program can be found at this link:  Granville High School Extra-curricular Substance Abuse Prevention Testing Program

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