Say It ● Own It ● Act It ● Respect It

What is SOAR? SOAR is an acronym we use in conjunction with the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports) Model. The main focus of PBIS is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors at school. Through PBIS we work together to create and maintain a productive and safe environment in which all school community members clearly understand the shared expectations for behavior. Through positive recognition and continual teaching of expectations, students experience academic and social growth.

Define Behavioral Expectations - A small number of behavioral expectations are positively stated and clearly defined. Our expectations are: Say It Own It Act It Respect It

Teach Behavioral Expectations - The behavioral expectations are taught to all students in a real context. Behavioral expectations are taught using the same teaching methods used in academic curriculum (Teach, Model, and Practice).

Acknowledge Appropriate Behavior - Once appropriate behaviors have been defined and taught they will be acknowledged on a regular basis. Heritage Elementary School has developed a system that acknowledges expected behavior using PBIS Rewards.

Correct Behavior Errors - When students violate behavioral expectations they are informed that their behavior is unacceptable. Clear procedures are used to direct students to appropriate behavior.