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Every student deserves a safe place to learn

When you choose a school for your child, you’re choosing the place he or she will spend the academic day, both in person and on the computer.

That’s why we’ve worked hard to ensure AOP schools remain a safe place for all students. Speaking with parent groups, the church, and government organizations, we’ve created programs to keep children informed, protected, and empowered against harm. Because when students are safe, they’re ready to fulfill their academic potential.


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Elementary School (Grades Pre-K to 8)

Students attending early childhood education programs or elementary school review a “Touching Safety” lesson twice a year – once in the fall, and once in the spring. In these classes, they learn how to identify situations in which an adult may be trying to take advantage of them. Students learn what to do and where to go for help.

Secondary School (Grades 9 to 12)

The personal safety education program in grades 9-12 focuses on healthy relationships. The curriculum, entitled, TeenTalk: Lessons to Empower Youth in a Modern World, was developed exclusively for the Archdiocese as part of our comprehensive efforts to create Church and school environments to protect our young people and keep them from harm. Lessons, which include bullying, cyber predators, healthy relationships and sexual harassment are grounded in professional best practices and the catechism. Theological themes from Sacred Scripture and the Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework have been incorporated into the curricula emphasizing that we are all created in the image and likeness of God and each and every one of us are deserving of dignity and respect.

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