CHS’s Project Checkpoint Attracting Attention from Surrounding School Districts

In collaboration with Centerpoint Services, Colchester High School has created a research-based partnership called Project Checkpoint, a screening and brief intervention program designed to assist students with substance abuse issues.

As a result of the partnership, students will have increased access to a variety of supports aimed at fortifying school success, addressing substance abuse and/or mental health concerns, and promoting well-being and personal health.

CHS Assistant Principal Justin Brown said of the partnership, “Some exciting aspects are that we have been able to design this service from the ground up so that it is based in research. It comes with its own funding stream so that it costs the district virtually nothing for three years, and despite just starting, we are already receiving inquiries from surrounding school districts asking how they can copy our model.”

This partnership speaks directly to the Colchester School District Vision and Strategic Plan 2012–2017 which has important pathways to which this effort directly relates, including Pathway E: Parent, Community, and School Partnerships Among Lifelong Learners and Pathway F: Wellness-Oriented, Balanced, and Healthy Learners.

For more information, please call CHS at (802) 264-5700 or e-mail Assistant Principal Justin Brown (

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