The Highland High-5 is a Positive Behavioral and Interventions and Supports program (PBIS). The PBIS program at Highland is one of only Five Exemplar Programs in Illinois and Highland has been nationally recognized for our work supporting students to maintain positive and supportive school and home behavior.
The Highland High-5 are:
Be Here and Ready
Students are taught the expectations in all areas of the school and then rewarded with High-5 slips when they are engaged in positive behavior. High-5 slips are used for raffles, school store purchases and to wear jeans on Fridays.
Stop-Walk Away-Talk (SWAT) is a safety and respect program used to minimize incidents of harassment and bullying. Highland Elementary is a state and national leader in implementing school wide bully prevention through PBIS.
In the SWAT program students are taught to ask others to STOP if there is behavior that causes them to feel unsafe or not respected. If the behavior continues, students are taught to WALK AWAY. If they are followed, students TALK and report the behavior to a responsible adult.
As an Exemplar PBIS school, Highland Elementary has behavioral supports for all students including Check-in/Check-out (CICO). This is a daily mentor relationship where students have a positive adult interaction to start and end their day. Students in the CICO program carry a point sheet and monitor their behavior throughout the school day. About 80-90 students participate in this program every year.
If students require more support, a PBIS Team will develop small group interventions, mentoring relationships and may write individual student behavior plans. Students with significant behavior support needs will be referred for Family WRAP services, where an individual team chosen by the family is organized to support the student.
For more information about our PBIS Supports, contact your child’s teacher.