PBIS, or Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, is a proactive systems approach focused on increasing students' social, emotional and academic success through tiered supports and a focus on positive and preventative measures. Behavioral expectations for student behavior are explicitly taught, modeled, and reinforced across settings by all school staff.
At PCCS, our school-wide expectations are "Be Responsible, Be Respectful, & Be Safe." A matrix, which specifies student behaviors in alignment with these expectations, is utilized across the various settings of our school. Positive acknowledgement of student behavior is given through the distribution of Hawk Tickets, in an effort to encourage further display of positive behaviors in students as well as to encourage recognition of positive behaviors by staff. For more information about PBIS, visit http://www.pbisillinois.org/.
Prairie Crossing Charter School is a Tribes Learning Community. We strive to create a safe, caring, and positive environment in order to enhance both learning and behavior. The purpose of Tribes is to ensure the healthy physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of every child so that every child "has the knowledge, skills and resiliency to be successful in a rapidly changing world." (http://www.tribes.com/about/)
Every Prairie Crossing Charter School student honors the four Tribes agreements:
- Attentive Listening;
- Appreciation/No Put Downs;
- Mutual Respect; and
- The Right to Pass.