Dunlap Leadership Academy has been practicing the PBIS( Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) philosophy for the past five years. We are so excited to have received a gold level model school award in 2017-2018 and again in 2018-2019. This year our focus will continue to be on strengthening the current support systems available to our tier 2 students.
The students have given some suggestions as to motivators and incentives they would like to earn and the staff is now working on some behavior markers to give students attainable goals in order to earn those motivators.
DLA has chosen PRIDE as their Behavioral Expectations:
P - Perseverance
R - Respect
I - Integrity
D - Drive
E - Excellence
We have specifically defined what these behaviors look like in given areas of our working school whether that be at an actual school site or off campus site. It is the behaviors on the PRIDE matrix that we hope to practice and make a permanent part of our character as DLA staff and students.
In addition to our PRIDE expectations to guide student behavior and promote positive character, DLA staff and administration follow a response to intervention model when addressing the needs of tier I, II, and III students to ensure a systematic response to student needs.