Positive Behavior Interventions & Support(PBIS)

At a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) training prior to the beginning of the school year, several staff (teachers and administrators) here at Aristotle agreed upon school-wide expectations that we will APA-CFA_Virtues15use as a tool for teaching expected behaviors.  The acronym, PRIDE, is the format that was decided to present these expectations.  The letters in the acronym stand for Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Daring, and Excellence.

The students at Aristotle Preparatory Academy have been learning about school-wide behavioral expectations.  These expectations have been agreed upon by the staff as an effective way to manage behaviors proactively.  The following information shows the expectation along with what the particular behaviors should look like at the school.

 

Pride

Showing purpose in the classroom and elsewhere. Working in earnest to improve her/himself and our school as a whole.

Respect

Take care of self, others, and our environment.

Integrity

Be honest. Take responsibility for your actions and words.

Daring

Be a team player. Act in a way that is not always easy but is right.

Excellence

 

Do your personal best. Challenge yourself to go above and beyond as well as support the best in all.

 

This approach to managing behaviors is also a positive one.  Students are acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving PRIDE awards and/or positive office referrals.  The students also receive class dojo points. Each month the students have the opportunity to attend a school wide celebration of positive behavior if the student has reached the prescribed amount of points per month.

 

Please take this opportunity to talk to your child about the expectations at school and the importance of continuing to demonstrate PRIDE behaviors.  With your continued support and involvement, Aristotle Preparatory Academy will remain a school where students can excel.