Each Newburgh Prep student is assigned to an Advisory that meets every day. The Advisory addresses challenges that a student may face upon reentering school, personal changes as students transition to adulthood, relationship challenges, and the need for advocacy that can make education a more positive experience. Each student through the Advisory is also a participant in the development and implementation of his or her Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
The ILP includes short and long term goals that map back to the curriculum and assessment program. Students drive this goal-setting activity and are thus enabled to take control of their own education. In addition to their schedule of academic coursework, students incorporate internships and job experiences, college and career activities, students receive needed supports, including counseling and tutoring. The ILP also focuses on developing a sense of self and community and good decisions around health and life style, including participation in the arts.
Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
A positive environment is critical to academic success. Newburgh Prep uses Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) practices and procedures to create an environment where teachers can teach and students can learn.
PBIS is a three-tiered system that contains different levels of positive behavioral support. PBIS offers active leadership and ongoing participation of administrators, educators, students, and families. The PBIS team participates in group planning and problem-solving to implement the supports that help students to be successful. In each tier, data is collected and positive behavior is taught, modeled, and practiced.
The first tier has universal strategies that are school-wide. Expectations of behaviors are clearly defined and taught, and positive behaviors are rewarded. There is an established continuum of consequences for undesired behaviors.
The second tier has a universal screening system which monitors students having difficulty with behavior and implements specialized group strategies based on data and feedback from the student, school personnel, parents, and other family members.
The third tier is more individualized and uses Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA), team planning for individualized supports, and interventions.
The Dignity for All Students Act
New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (DASA) seeks to provide students with a safe and supportive environment free from discrimination, intimidation, taunting, harassment and bullying on school property, a school bus and/or at a school function. Under the Dignity Act, schools are responsible for collecting and reporting data regarding material incidents of discrimination and harassment. The DASA Coordinator at Newburgh Prep is the School Counselor and is available for assistance with any situation.
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