Beavercreek City Schools believes in providing a welcoming, safe and supportive learning environment for all students, staff and the community. We utilize a variety of Prevention and Intervention strategies to promote the social and emotional well-being of our students. The district actively seeks to educate students, staff, and parents on bullying, substance use disorders, violence prevention, social/emotional skills, and mental health related issues.
Substance Use Prevention
Beavercreek City Schools utilizes evidence based prevention strategies to promote a healthy drug free lifestyle. Programs such as PAX GBG, DARE, Beavercreek High School Network Club (youth-led prevention) and our health curriculum address substance use disorders and build protective factors in students.
Students who violate the Beavercreek City Schools substance use policy are also provided with intervention/education services to prevent the occurrence of future use.
Bullying and Violence Prevention
Please refer to our Anti-Bullying Policy and Program Page for more information on bullying prevention: Anti-Bullying Policy and Program Page
Beavercreek City Schools complies with Ohio House Bill 19 by providing dating violence prevention education. We have partnered with Family Violence and Prevention Center to use Safe Dates, a Dating Violence Abuse Prevention Curriculum as part of our high school health curriculum.
Social Emotional Skills
Research shows that integrating SEL and trauma informed practices into schools leads to improved classroom behavior, better social emotional skills, and increased academic performance, as well as decreased conduct problems and future substance abuse.
Beavercreek City Schools SEL curriculum aligns ODEs SEL curriculum standards. Students in grades K-8 utilize the Second Step program to supplement SEL curriculum.
Beavercreek City Schools has developed a comprehensive suicide prevention program. Comprehensive school suicide prevention is important because efforts can be made within the school to protect adolescents from suicide as well as to quickly detect warning signs and risk factors in adolescents who are suicidal. Since adolescents spend a large amount of time at school, the school serves as an ideal setting for prevention efforts. It is imperative to have students, staff, and parents educated regarding suicide warning signs as well as the appropriate steps to take for assistance. Beavercreek utilizes QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) to train staff in recognizing suicidal warning signs and steps to intervene. Students in middle school and high school health receive education on mental health and suicide prevention. Youth led prevention programs including Hope Squad and Peer Listening are also used to promote mental health awareness.
Beavercreek Student Mental Health and Prevention Policy
For more information on Prevention and Intervention Services contact:
Safe School Helpline
The Safe School Helpline offers a way for students and parents to report concerns that may affect the peace of mind of students or jeopardize the safety of people or school facilities. Call 1-866-listen2me or visit www.publicschoolworks.com/SHL/studentReport.asp?di=120&mi=9