GRADS is an instructional and intervention program for pregnant and parenting students as a supplement to their daily class schedule. Students, both male and female, learn about healthy pregnancies and labor and delivery, learn positive parenting skills in relation to their child's development, and learn how to manage the aspect of being a parent while still attending school.

GRADS students are also active with the Reading Is Fundamental Program. Children of GRADS students receive free children's books that encourage literacy in the homes.

GRADS is offered not only at Buckeye Career Center, but also the associate middle and high schools located in the district. The GRADS teachers travel to the schools and provide information and resources for those students involved. Buckeye employees two GRADS teachers who serve the following:  

Sue Sattler serves: Buckeye Career Center, New Philadelphia, Conotton Valley, Garaway and Tuscarawas Central Catholic and can be reached at:, 330-339-2288, ext. 254.

Judy Aubihl serves: Dover, Claymont, Carrollton, Indian Valley, Strasburg, Tuscarawas Valley and Newcomerstown and can be reached at:, 330-339-2288, ext. 228.       

 The GRADS instructors and teen parents are available to present teen pregnancy prevention programs to middle/high school students in area schools and to community groups. Anyone interested in having the pregnancy prevention program should contact the GRADS office.

Click here to see a PowerPoint of various activities students participated in throughout the year.

Click here to see a PowerPoint of activites Sept. 2011 thru now.

Click here for our Fall 2011 Newsletter.

Click here for our December 2011 Newsletter.

Click here for a PowerPoint of our Breakfast with Santa!

Click here for the February 2012 Newsletter.