CPR in schools

Heartsaver CPR in Schools

The American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR in Schools course is designed to teach middle and high school students the lifesaving skills of CPR, how to relieve choking, and how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator).

The course was designed to appeal to students through illustrations of teens and a unique training video featuring interviews with teens and edgy video footage. Also, the course’s modular format is intended to offer schools with the flexibility to teach the course over several class periods. 

This course was specifically designed for middle and high school students. Schools that want to provide CPR and AED training to their students and also want their students to receive a Heartsaver CPR in Schools Course Completion Card should use this course.

While Heartsaver CPR in Schools is one of several options schools can use to provide CPR training to their students, it is the only course that offers a credential or course completion card upon successful completion.


Class Scheduling
Classes are currently scheduled by appointment. Participants may register for these classes by calling the HeartStart Express office at 972.379.8220. Payment at the time of registration will guarantee their seat in the class. Those who elect to pay on the night of the class will not be guaranteed a seat. Classes will be considered full after 16 paid registrants. 



Class Fees
CPR in Schools Course: $20.00 per student

Class fees do not include the cost of textbook. Unless otherwise noted. The American Heart Association requires participants have access to a textbook for their specific class before, during and after the class. We encourage people to purchase textbooks. Participants should be made aware that they can purchase a textbook from us at cost at any time.

Course Format and Features

Classroom-based (instructor and video, with skills conducted throughout)

• Materials include video and illustrations that appeal to middle and high school students

• Student CD includes additional CPR and AED content for ongoing reference 
• Incorporates AHA’s research proven Practice-While-Watching method of instruction for CPR to improve learning and retention

CPR in Schools Student Manual: $12.50 (tax included)