What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi -tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students.Oxford Preparatory Academy (SOC) is in its third year of implementation. 

When implemented with fidelity, OPA expects the following outcomes:

  • Learning environments that are less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary
  • Learning environments that are more engaging, preventative, responsive, and productive
  • Positive impacts on classroom management and disciplinary issues
  • Improved supports for students who need more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)
  • A maximization of academic engagement and achievement for all students

(PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It is a way to support everyone – especially students with disabilities – to create the kinds of schools where all students are successful.


PBIS isn’t a curriculum you purchase or something you learn during a one-day professional development training. It is a commitment to addressing student behavior through systems change. When it’s implemented well, students achieve improved social and academic outcomes, schools experience reduced exclusionary discipline practices, and school personnel feel more effective.