Alcohol Education Program for High School
William Penn Charter School is committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills and strength they need to succeed, both inside and outside the classroom. As part of this commitment, we have our entire freshman student class participate in an online program, AlcoholEdu for High School. This program will be part of the ninth grade health/advisory curriculum program. Developed by prevention experts at Outside the Classroom in conjunction with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, this interactive course delivers a science-based, interactive prevention experience about alcohol and focuses on healthy decision-making strategies for youth.
AlcoholEdu for High School includes three surveys: one before the course, one immediately following the course's final exam and one taken six months after the final exam. These surveys measure students' attitudes, experiences and expectations regarding alcohol. Although we know that many of our students have never consumed alcohol, most of them do have beliefs and attitudes about alcohol, and we hope to use the data collected from these surveys to better assess our students' attitudes and to determine whether our alcohol prevention programs are having a positive effect.
All student responses are completely confidential. Individual responses are never linked to an individual student, and our school will receive the aggregate data only. Participating in this course poses no risk of harm to your child. Students are required to complete this program during the first weeks of quarter 1.
Parents/guardians are also encouraged to participate in the program. A separate community login ID is provide for parents/guardians to establish their own accounts and enroll in the program.
Please contact Claire Scribner, AlcoholEdu course facilitator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for your community login ID and any questions.