Score has been a PBIS school since 2009, moving up from Green Ribbon recognition to Model School in 2010, to Exemplar status in 2012.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a program designed to teach and highlight targeted, desired behaviors and to positively reinforce those desired behaviors. PBIS.org is a great resource if you want to learn more!
NCDPI has added Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to the vision statement for all North Carolina schools. More info here The good news for schools with effective PBIS programs such as the program at Score is that (PBIS) is a process that is consistent with the core principles of MTSS.
Both MTSS and PBIS are grounded in differentiated instruction. Due to the small class size and staggered enrollment of students from all across the county, Score teachers have grown accustomed to differentiating instruction and modifying assignments. To support the Score teachers in this practice, Rockingham County provided on site professional development in the areas of rigor and differentiation with continued access to experts in these fields.