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Positive Behavior and Interventions and Supports System (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior and Interventions and Supports System is a school wide approach to discipline and process for creating a safe and more effective schools. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students by developing a research-based, school wide acknowledgement system to follow.

Why PBIS at Heritage?

We are continually working to make Heritage Academy a school where everyone feels safe, comfortable, and able to achieve academically.  We strive to maintain a strong community of students, staff, and families that functions using systematic and research based procedures for behavior and academics.

Heritage Academy has adopted a unified set of expectations.  These expectations define student behavior in our school.  Students will see these expectations posted throughout the school and they will be learning and practicing them throughout the school year. 

What it means to be a Heritage HAWK:  

Have Integrity:         “Doing the right thing even if nobody else is watching.”   

Act Respectfully:      “Thinking and acting in a positive way about self and others or property.”


Work Ethically:        “Producing your best work.”           

Kindness for Others: “Showing concern for the rights and feelings of others.”


What happens when students show their HAWK pride?

When students show their HAWK pride by demonstrating Integrity, Respect, Ethical Work and Kindness; they will be acknowledged with HAWK tickets for prize drawings and for use in the school store.

What can you do at home to encourage the HAWK pride? 

  • Be familiar with our Behavior Matrix at Heritage Academy
  • Review behavior expectations with your student
  • Use the HAWK expectations (Have Integrity, Act Respectfully, Work Ethically, and Kindness for Others)
  • Give positive acknowledgements when your student makes positive choices
  • Volunteer your time to help with PBIS events and field trips
  • Donate items or gift cards that could be used for the HAWK drawings or school store
  • Share with the PBIS team your comments, concerns, and ideas to make PBIS work at Heritage Academy.