Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
The diagram below illustrates the multi-level approach.
The Academy at Forest View has a range of programs and interventions that offer specific supports in hopes of meeting stated goals, such as those outlined in a student's individual education plan (IEP). The goals cover academic improvement, consistent attendance, positive behavior, and more.
The school is set up with a number of core supports and schoolwide approaches at its foundation. We also have additional programs and interventions relating to academic, social emotional and behavioral, educational and community, and instructional areas.
PBIS is about recognizing and rewarding good behavior and moving away from a mentality that simply punishes bad behavior. The Academy at Forest View is lucky to have a number of community partners that offer incentives for the PBIS program.