POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS SYSTEM
Proper behavior is very important to creating a successful and safe learning environment. GAA implements a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) System. 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 school-wide, classroom, and individual systems of support that improve behavior for all students.
The following are the school-wide expectations for all students at GAA:
Teachers will track student behavior in the following ways:
- Positive behaviors will be rewarded with "Mustang Bucks" which can be redeemed weekly for various privileges within the classroom. These will vary between classes.
- Unwanted behaviors will be recorded on the Classroom Behavior Tracking Sheet. When engaging in unwanted behaviors, students will:
- Receive a warning and a reminder of the correct/appropriate behavior
- Take time away from activity and complete a Think Sheet to reflect on their behavior and how it is affecting their learning and/or that of their classmates,
- Receive another warning and phone call home to parent will be made later in the day
- Be referred to the office for consequences.
Star Parties will occur at the end of each quarter as a reward for students who consistently meet behavioral expectations. For Q1 & Q2 parties students may attend having received 10 or fewer checks. For Q3 & Q4 parties only students who have 6 or fewer checks may attend.