Harold L. Richards High School

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Peer Mediation

Peer Mediation is a student led organization that helps students resolve conflicts in a peaceful manner. Two trained student mediators sit down with the two disputants to co-facilitate a conversation that results in the disputants reaching a mutually agreeable solution to the problem. 
Mediations are conducted during the school school day as are ongoing trainings for the mediators. Trainings are held monthly to assist with skill building. New mediators attend a full day training in the spring and then are required to observe three mediations  prior to conducting their first mediation with an experienced mediator. To become a mediator there is an application process and they must meet the following criteria:
1) maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
2) attend school regularly
3) no significant disciplinary referrals
4) be a positive role model for the school