GRIP- Gaining Results In Intervention and Prevention
A System-Wide Substance Abuse Intervention
For Parents & Students in Secondary Schools
To improve student achievement, discipline, and attendance and to reduce substance abuse in the Cobb County School District by providing a substance abuse intervention program to students who have violated certain rules and/or policies of the Cobb County School District and their parents.
“GRIP” is a school-based substance abuse intervention program offered to middle and high schools in the COBB County School District. This program is a skill-based program which encompasses many areas of students’ and parents’ lives.
It is a program offered to students who have violated certain rules and/or policies of the COBB County School District. A parent or guardian must attend the GRIP sessions.
GRIP gives parents and students an option to reduce out of school suspension by attending and completing the four hour program.
Students involved with extracurricular activities that are suspended from their activity due to policy violation must complete the program to return to their activity (or any other activities in the future).
Students must be enrolled by calling the Office of Student Assistance Programs at 770-429-5846 by a school official and a contract signed by the student and parent/guardian then sent/faxed (678-594-8963) to the Office of Student Assistance Programs. Students that show up at GRIP programs that are not enrolled may be sent home. Classes are from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm