PBIS and RtI
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Strategy. At MHSA we use the acronym STARS, as all of our students are stars in some way! STARS stands for Safe, Timely, Accountable, Respectful. These are the qualities we would like to guide our students as they walk through our halls, participate in our classrooms, and collaborate to make meaningful statements in artistic ways about their world, their community, and their academic learning. Regular incentives are in place for those who exemplify these STAR principles. Please support your child in contributing to our school community by being a STAR!
Response to Intervention (RtI)
RtI stands for Response to Intervention, which simply means we know that every child learns in different ways at different levels in different subjects, and we will do our best to respond accordingly to these needs. If a student needs additional help, they can receive accommodations that will further their progress in any subject. The same is true of those who wish to move ahead faster than the prescribed curriculum. We are here to facilitate learning and growth in all subjects for all students. A child may be gifted in one area and challenged in another. Our goal is to differentiate curriculum as much as possible so that all students may grow according to their own needs and at their own pace.
For even more information about either of these initiatives, or to find out how you can get involved with your child's progress and needs in any school subject or in any behavioral area, please contact Ms. Moore at email@example.com, or call her at (414) 934-7059.