Cabot High School earns Second Place in Great American Smoke- Out Event

Posted on 12/05/2012

Cabot High School Alternate to Suspension Program Places Second in Great American Smoke-Out Event

The Cabot High School Alternate to Suspension Program recently was awarded second place in a national contest in honor of the Great American Smoke-Out.  A total of 1,287 students from 25 schools across the nation participated in this year’s event.  Awardees were determined by the percentage of students who graduated from the program.

According to Kelly Spencer, District Health and Wellness Coordinator, the Alternate to Suspension program was implemented in secondary schools in the Cabot School District this fall. “In the past, first time students who violated the tobacco policy were suspended. This practice addressed the issue from a disciplinary perspective; however, we were not providing an intervention to help the student stop using tobacco. The ASPIRE program allows the district to offer an intervention for students in the in-school suspension setting, which reduces the time spent out of the classroom. Once students complete the program, they return to class the same day. We are able to reduce the time spent out of class while also providing cessation education interventions.”     

The ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience) curriculum was jointly developed by MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and was funded by a grant from the National Cancer Institute. The curriculum is a self-paced, web-based curriculum in which students complete interactive training on tobacco cessation. Student response determines the direction of the training which results in a personalized intervention. There are five 30-minute modules to complete in order to graduate. The Cabot High School program had the second highest graduation rate among national participants.

Kelly Spencer stated, “We are excited that the district can offer a tobacco cessation intervention for our students. Tobacco use leads to countless health issues, and we are pleased that we can provide a program that can help them quit and hopefully add years to their life.”

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
Fax: (501) 843-4503
Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
Fax: (501) 941-2613

Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
Fax: (501)843-0576

Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746