Normative Culture

All of our staff are trained in the sociological model of Normative Culture. It is a way of behaving rather than a system of rules, and its main concept is the use of peer pressure in a positive way among students and staff members to create shared expectations regarding attitudes and behavior. This concept can be used in school as well as at home.

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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice is an alternative to suspensions and other punitive approaches to misbehavior. The key ideas of resorative justice are to improve school climate and connectedness by bringing together all involved including offender and victim, recognize that the student who committed the offense did harm to the school/community, and offer the student a chance to "repair the harm." It uses a 3-tiered approach (universal to intensive) with a focus on behavior skill development and inclusiveness.

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