Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a comprehensive, data driven approach to reducing school-wide discipline problems. Research has shown that there is a direct connection between student behavior and academic performance. Orange Glen High School has developed a team-based approach to implementing the systems of PBIS and our goal is to create a positive environment where all students feel safe and valued.
In order for PBIS to be sustainable and meaningful, the system needs to be implemented in all facets of the school culture and environment, during class and during unstructured time (lunch, passing periods, athletic events, rallies, etc.). We are in our first year of introducing PBIS to the entire Orange Glen staff (administration, certificated and classified). Over the next 2 to 4 years, we will expand this involvement to include students, parents, and all other stakeholders because full implementation of PBIS typically takes 3 to 5 years.
Studies have shown that the best way to cultivate cooperative and motivated students is by developing rapport and establishing mutual respect. Simply put, students are more likely to come to school ready to learn if they believe that they are valued. The adults at OGHS are committed to building positive relationships with students and providing them with the support and motivation to do their best.