Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Juarez Academy is a PBIS school. We believe that PBIS helps to support students in their acquisition of appropriate behaviors, and helps to provide a positive learning environment for all students.

Our three school-wide behavior expectations are: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready to Learn. These expectations are explicitly taught to students from a positive perspective so that students gain a clear understanding of the positive behaviors that they should exhibit in any area of school and in all settings. Recognition and reinforcement of appropriate behaviors is done through verbal praise and incentives.

Tier I - Universal prevention for all students Evidence-based features of SW-PBIS:
  • Prevention
  • Define and teach positive social expectations
  • Acknowledge positive behavior
  • Arrange consistent consequences for problem behavior
  • On-going collection and use of data for decision-making
  • Continuum of intensive, individual interventions.
In class behavioral support practices:
  • Predictability
  • Encouragement
  • Discouraging problem behaviors
  • Active supervision
  • Active engagement
  • Instructional supports

Tier II - targeted intervention, some students:
  • Reteach behaviors with more efficiently
  • Reinforcing one specific behavior
  • Student receives continuous monitoring
  • Consistent with tier I behavior expectations
  • Tracks progress of students using CICO
  • Data driven- provides information on student progress toward goal

Tier III - More specific interventions designed for individual student behavior.