FIVE SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED FOR POSITIVE BEHAVIOR PROGRAMS
Bethel School, Blowing Rock School, Green Valley School, Parkway School, and Watauga High School have each won recognition from the NC Department of Public Instruction for the high quality of their Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) programs. Blowing Rock achieved Exemplar School status for its program and Bethel, Blowing Rock, Green Valley, and Watauga High School each won recognition as Model Schools.Exemplar Schools are those that have demonstrated the highest standards of excellence in PBIS training, implementation, and results. Schools pursuing Exemplar School status must submit a formal application with data that demonstrates improvements in measures such as student referrals to the school office, attendance, academic achievement and individual student behavior. Model Schools must meet most of the same standards but do not have to document their improvements in student achievement and behavior.Green Valley has the longest history with the program among WCS schools and was one of the first five schools in the state to employ PBIS. Bethel, now in its second full year of implementation, is the most recent school in WCS to adopt the program.