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About the Program

Archbishop Carroll High School has adopted an initiative of a comprehensive health and wellness program aimed at achieving greater awareness and assistance toward mental health, and a drug and alcohol-free environment for our students on campus and in our community. The Carroll Health and Wellness Initiative intends to provide for the health and safety of all students.

Based on the premise that our Catholic vocation is to serve the common good, Carroll incorporates research based educational opportunities/screenings, and mandatory/random substance abuse testing in hopes of serving as a catalyst to a more fulfilling healthy lifestyle, and a deterrent to the use of alcohol and/or illegal drugs. In connection to our mission, and striving to be persons of integrity, Carroll wants to provide students credible means to resist peer pressure to try illegal substances/mental health, thereby reducing drug/alcohol experimentation and use. Substance abuse includes, but is not limited to, the use of illegal or counterfeit controlled substances and the misuse of legal drugs and medications.

As a proactive and constructive program of prevention, the program is not initially designed to be punitive in nature.  Archbishop Carroll High School desires to walk with students struggling with both mental health issues, and possible substance abuse issues. Involving professional mental health and substance abuse screening, the program seeks to provide a ready resource for support and assistance to any student who may be using illegal drugs and/or consuming alcohol.

The full Health and Wellness policy can be found in the Archbishop Carroll High School Student Handbook.  Students and parents/guardians are encouraged to review all policies and expectations of the program prior to the start of each new academic year.  Parents/guardians should contact Assistant Principal Mr. Greg Derus with questions about the program.

From Montgomery County Educational Services

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