One of the foundational structures to our program, the Student Government system allows students to climb up a six-tiered behavior rating system all while earning greater privileges and acting as instrumental liaisons between staff and new students. The opportunity to participate in student government allows student to become leaders and peer role models based on their behavior, attendance, and academic progress.
Student Rating System
Our system promotes positive, pro-social behaviors through privileges and advancing status while countering negative behaviors with reduced privileges and a loss in status. With teachers and staff meeting weekly to determine ratings, students can move up or fall back depending on their demonstrated ability to adhere to school norms. to determine individual student behavior and adjust status accordingly. The behavioral status of each student is posted in public spaces and each student participates in the discussion of improving his or her rating.
Established Norms, Accountability, and Motivation
Staff and students alike share a common set of campus rules and expectations including a clearly defined student redirection and crisis management process. By giving students a sense of ownership and responsibility for their own school, we encourage them to feel accountable for their actions, behaviors, and personal performance at school every day.
Guided Group Interaction
In small groups supervised by trained staff, students discuss issues outside of school that interfere with behavior at school. In this structured safe environment, our staff develops research-based personal growth programs that will support each student in the areas identified for attention. Every staff member is trained to identify leadership struggles, interpret nonverbal communication cues, and gauge trust level within the group, all of which in turn allows our staff to read and predict behavior.