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Prevention Services

Prevention & Intervention

Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension (PASS) is an alternative discipline intervention available to CCS students in grades 6-12.

Program Goals

  1. Provide the opportunity to equip CCS students to learn adaptive coping skills to promote healthy decision making.
  2. Create an opportunity for students to access their curriculum and content.
  3. Offer a setting to support social emotional growth.  

PASS Parent Referral Form

PASS Program Description

What is PASS?

The Positive Alternatives to Student Suspension (PASS) program offers families the opportunity to enroll their students in programming during the day to address the concerning behaviors that led to the out of school suspension. Participation is voluntary and available on a first come first serve basis.

Students will have access to their academic content through Canvas. The program is staffed by a learning facilitator, who will offer relevant prevention education and will foster academic engagement.

Who is able to participate in PASS?

PASS is for middle and high school students who are suspended for indicated high risk behaviors that directly impact the safety and well-being of the student or peers and for whom this is the first offense.

Offenses include but are not limited to:

•  Possession or use of vape, alcohol, marijuana or other unauthorized drugs

•  Mutually consensual sexual contact

•  The use of technology to share sexually explicit images for any purpose including the coordination of social media that is offensive and/or meant to inflict harm on another student

Students will return to their school after their final day of out of school suspension/PASS participation (up to 10-days).

When and where is PASS offered?

PASS program hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m.

The dates of PASS participation are not negotiable. Students are able to participate during their 10-days of out of school suspension. Parents will sign up on the CCS website by filling out the Google Form (Departments 🡪 Student Services 🡪 PASS Program 🡪 Scan QR Code/Click Link).

What are the expectations of the student and parent?

Class begins at 8:30 a.m. at the CCS Opportunity School, there is no late admittance. Parents will be required to drop-off and pick-up their students. Please arrive by 8:15 a.m.

  • Students will be subject to search upon entering the building daily.
  • No bookbags, no outside food and drinks, no jackets/hoodies are allowed, ONLY bring your CCS laptop. 
  • Cell phones will be given to the facilitator at the door and given back at the end of the day. 

What are the expectations when PASS is completed?

Students who successfully complete PASS will receive a certificate of completion, including the dates that they attended. The student must submit the PASS certificate to the school administrator.

PASS will follow Cabarrus County Schools calendar and inclement weather policies.


  1. How will PASS benefit my child?
    1. PASS is a structured program where students learn skills and strategies to be successful while remaining current on their core classwork. The purpose of this is to work as a team to address the problematic behavior of students and help support their decision making.
  2. Is PASS a mandatory program for my child to participate in?
    1. PASS is a voluntary intervention program in lieu of a school suspension or expulsion. Research shows that providing alternatives to suspensions can be much more effective in getting students’ behaviors to change.
  3. What are the program hours?
    1. Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students are expected to arrive by 8:15 a.m.
  4. How long will my child be in PASS?
    1. Students can attend for up to 10 days of out of their out of school suspension as space is available.
  5. What will my child be doing while in PASS?
    1. While in PASS, students will complete their academic content through Canvas, students will have a facilitator to help provide support and guidance. Additionally, students will complete activities from evidence based social-emotional and healthy decision-making skills programs.
  6. Where do I drop off and pick up my student
    1. Drop off is between 8-8:15 a.m. at the front of the gym and pick up is at 2:30 p.m. at the same location. 


Middle School PASS 

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High School PASS 

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Part-Time PASS Facilitator