The administrative team of Bell Intermediate Academy believes that the focus of our school is to do whatever it takes to help each student reach his or her highest potential. It is our belief that discipline must originate within the classroom setting. It is our responsibility collectively to engage in active supervision of our students in a variety of settings within our learning environment. This includes cafeteria duty, bus duty, hallway supervision, drills, and monitoring students’ behavior at convocations.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS):

Bell Intermediate Academy utilizes a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports program. The goal of this program is to create a safe and respectful learning environment, maximize instructional time to increase student learning, and guide and support expected behaviors for varying situations.

Through positive behavior supports, the staff will recognize the good behaviors the students display on a regular basis. When students are rewarded, they will have the opportunity to choose different incentives during the year. Many of these incentives provide students with added freedoms that others won’t have.

PBIS Incentives and Behavior

BELL Bucks

Objective: Students will demonstrate the core values of Bell Intermediate Academy.

Students will earn BELL Bucks by demonstrating behavior that represents the core values defined in the behavior matrix. Staff members use the BELL Bucks to reinforce appropriate behaviors.