Prevention Programs

The goals of our Prevention Program are to reduce violence and the use of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco through education and prevention activities. 

Response to Intervention (RTI) Model 
(Arizona Department of Education Link)
The bulk of our program is built upon several research-based programs that are delivered to students in the context of classroom lessons and school-wide programs (primary interventions).  Other components of our program are directed at students that need additional help (secondary and tertiary interventions). 

Sample MPS Response to Intervention (RTI) Programs & Strategies:

Tertiary  Interventions:
Check & Connect
M.E.S.A. Program (Kino JHS)
Choose Success - Drug Education (at Riverview and Superstition)
Secondary Interventions:
College Starts Now - summer mentoring program
(Carson JHS, Kino JHS and Rhodes JHS)

Links (Westwood HS) 

LEAD - District-wide Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program

Primary Interventions:
Second Step (social skills and bullying/violence prevention program)
Red Ribbon Week programs