At Jackson Charter School we implement PBIS, a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support system. PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.


What is PBIS?

PBIS is a data-driven, proactive systems approach for establishing the behavioral supports and social environment needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. It conforms to the behavioral system of the Response to Intervention (RtI) model.

Tier 1: Core behavior expectations are taught, modeled, and reinforced by all staff in all school settings. This should meet the needs of about 80% of the student population.

Tier 2: Supplemental interventions for small groups of students not meeting behavioral expectations. These interventions should meet the needs of 15% of the student population. Click here for more information on these services.

Tier 3: Customized interventions for individual students not meeting behavior expectations.

triangle-chartBehavior Expectations S.W.A.G.

  • Safety First
  • Work Respectfully
  • Act Responsibly
  • Give Compassion


How will PBIS be implemented in Jackson Charter School?

Behaviors will be taught just like academic skills are taught. Our focus is to build a positive environment in our schools and classrooms. Jackson has chosen four core behavior expectations that can be applied in all school settings. They are:

  1. Safety First
  2. Work Respectfully
  3. Act Responsibly
  4. Give Compassion

By teaching these core behavior expectations, Jackson wants to equip all students with the knowledge necessary to achieve their unique potential.

What happens when my child displays expected behaviors?

Any administrator, teacher, or staff member in the building can give rewards to students who display expected behaviors. Rewards include:

PBIS tickets: SWAG Bucks are awarded when students demonstrate positive behaviors.

Quarterly Celebrations: At the end of every quarter, a celebration is held for all students. The celebration is an acknowledgment of student success in following the school-wide behavior expectations.

As a parent what can I do to help with PBIS?

  • Review the behavior expectations with your child.
  • Ensure that your child is well rested and on time for each school day.
  • Ask your child about his/her school day.
  • Encourage your child to do his/her homework and keep up with his/her classes.
  • Stay in contact with your child’s teacher(s).
  • Encourage your child to use proper language and tone.
  • Practice polite phrases like “Thank you,” “Please,” and “Excuse me.”
  • Incorporate Safety First, Work Respectfully, Act Responsibility, and Give Compassion into your family rules.
  • Be involved with the school. Attend school functions and activities when possible.
  • Volunteer