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School-Wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS)

     What is SWPBS?

School‐wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) is a systems approach to establishing the whole‐school social culture and intensive individual behavior supports needed for schools to achieve social and academic gains while minimizing problem behavior for all students. SWPBS is NOT a specific curriculum, intervention, or practice, but a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of scientifically‐based academic and behavioral practices for improving academic and behavior outcomes for all students. A central feature of SWPBS is implementation of behavioral practices throughout the entire school. SWPBS defines practices that all students experience in all parts of the school and at all times of day.


All Cumberland County schools participate in SWPBS. Below, you will find the acronyms being used at each school.  These acronyms are used to establish the type of behavior that is expected from the students. 




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Positive Behavior 

Interventions & Support

Technical Assistance Center set up by

the U.S. Department of Education (OSEP)

S.O.A.R. like an Eagle at Martin

Stay Safe

Own Behavior

Accept Responsibility

Respect All



 B.A.R.K. like a Bulldog

       at Homestead

Be Ready

Act Responsibly

Respect Yourself & Others

Keep it Safe



     Crab Orchard

  The Tiger R.O.A.R.

Respectful Behavior

Optimistic Outlook

Accept Responsibility

Ready to Learn





Be Prepared

Exceptional Attitude

Accept Responsibility

Respect Others

Safety First



 Pleasant Hill

 We are P.H.S

Practice Responsibility

Have Respect

Stay Safe





Rebels R:








Show Patriot P.O.W.E.R.

Positive Attitude

Own Your Actions

Work Hard

Expect Respect






Think Safety

Engage Respect

Accept Responsibility

Monitor Behavior




     We are CCHS!








Show Your

Panther Pride

Show Respect

Manage Time

Have a Goal

Step It Up


                                  Phoenix School We R.I.S.E. Above

   Responsible and Respectful

Invested and Independent

    Safety and Self-Control

    Evolve Expectations



Stone Elementary

    P.A.W. Prints

Practice Excellence

Accept Responsibility

Work Hard

Show Respect


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