State College Areas School District's Behavior ProgramSCASD has adopted a District Wide behavior program philosophy that is a comprehensive effort to integrate critical elements of School Wide Positive Behavior Supports Programs (SWPBS) and utilize common language for the purpose of fostering and maintaining a safe, supportive, nurturing school climate that effectively promotes responsive teaching and learning throughout a student's educational career.
When it comes to bullying, every State College Area School District building has established a school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) program that is unique to the school while still maintaining the common philosophy laid out in our four pillars of instructional focus. Two of these pillars are:
Culture of Trust, Relationships and Collaboration
Welcoming and Safe Climate for Learning and Work
These two pillars directly relate to our inclusive school climate and a zero-tolerance approach to harassment or bullying. Every school takes the initiative to prevent bullying through our SWPBS programs, which educate students on the effects of bullying and the importance of accepting all students for who they are.
We take any accusation of bullying seriously and if you, or someone you know, is being bullied, please reach out to any teacher or principal so we can resolve the situation in a restorative manner.Building SWPBS ProgramsEach building has established a SWPBS program in their building that is unique to the building but still maintains the common philosophy utilizing the four pillars of the District's instructional focus:
1. Culture of Trust, Relationships and Collaboration
2. Responsive Teaching and Learning
3. High Expectations for ALL
4. Welcoming and Safe Climate for Learning and WorkLinks to building SWPBS Programs:State High SchoolResources