center on PBIS: Positive behavioral interventions and supports

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is an evidence-based approach that the School for Achievement employs to promote safety and positive behaviors. It focuses on a three tier system with modified and additional supports at each tier as a student’s need determines. At the School for Achievement, our PBIS expectations are outlined for each setting (gym, hallways, playground, learning areas) within four main topics: Safety, On Task, Accountable, Respectful – or SOAR. These expectations are reinforced through an incentive system and at our school store. Students can earn by following the school expectations and demonstrating positive choices within their learning environment.

Venn diagram for social competence and academic achievement: outer circle has supporting staff, supporting decision making and supporting student behavior. The inner circles interlock as outcomes such as systems, data, and practices