As part of the 4th Grade health curriculum, students take part in the D.A.R.E. Program for twelve weeks. Taught by an officer from the Pottstown Police Department, D.A.R.E. stands for Drug, Abuse, Resistance, Education. Students are taught to avoid drugs and violent behavior, how to defend themselves against bad influences, and that there are consequences for their actions. Skits, direct instruction, and touring a police vehicle are all parts of the program. To conclude their D.A.R.E. studies, students write a culminating essay including content and skills learned throughout the course followed by a graduation ceremony.