PBIS

Positive Behavior Intervention Systems

at

Heritage Jr.Sr. High School

PBIS is an initiative that EACS and HHS have adopted to create a positive learning environment.  The acronym TAG stands for Teamwork Achieves Greatness. We believe that these three character traits define what we believe members of our school community should exemplify and what it means to be Heritage Patriot. 

PBIS can be defined as a “systematic approach to embed evidence-based practices  and data-driven decision making to improve school climate and culture, including a range of systemic and individualized strategies to reinforce desired behaviors and diminish reoccurrence of problem behaviors in order to achieve improved academic and social outcomes and increase learning for all students.” (HR 4247).  Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) will allow us the opportunity to provide a consistent and fair behavior plan.

Research shows us that students achieve at a higher level when they know the expectations and feel safe.  PBIS will help us improve both of these.  Our plan provides detailed expectations in every area of the school while putting an emphasis on safety.

The success of our plan will improve with time and with the participation of our families. Research also shows that school behavior plans that are followed in the home greatly improve their effectiveness in the school. Throughout this process, Heritage JSHS will provide information to help with home implementation of the Positive Behavior Intervention Systems.

Our plan will focus on three areas:
1.  Teamwork
2.  Achieve
3.  Greatness

The following link is our year at a glance:  Year at Glance