Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. The Positive Behavior & Intervention Systems (PBIS) at Greeley West create teaching and learning environments that are:
- Less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary;
- More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive;
- Address classroom management and disciplinary issues (e.g., attendance, tardies, antisocial behavior);
- Improve supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health); and
- Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.
Well-defined academic and behavior expectations have been established and are communicated at Greeley West, and provide both the staff and students a common language and understanding of what is expected in all facets of the school. Students identified as needing academic and/or behavior support will receive appropriate interventions.