WACS Behavioral Expectations
Our teachers and staff are committed to creating a school environment that not only supports academic learning but also promotes students’ personal and social development. At Western Academy we use Positive Behavior Support (PBS) as a tool for teaching students appropriate behavior at school. Within this framework, teachers and staff use a system of rewards and consequences to manage student behavior. To encourage appropriate behavior and recognize students that demonstrate STOMP qualities, students are rewarded through the use of school-wide, classroom, and individual incentives. On the contrary, teachers and staff may implement a variety of consequences such as time-out, loss of privileges, reflective assignments, or after-school detentions, to discourage inappropriate behavior.
To help students remember our universal guidelines, we use the acronym STOMP which stands for Safety, Trustworthiness, Ownership, Motivation, and Positivity. STOMP behavior is encouraged daily by teachers and staff in all school settings.
Safety Take care of Self, Others, School
Trustworthy Be honest and true to yourself and others
Ownership Be an active learner and take responsibility for your actions and words
Motivation Do your personal best, demonstrate perseverance and commitment
Positivity Be kind and courteous, be a team player and support the best in all
Please take this opportunity to talk to your child about the behavioral expectations at school and the importance of continuing to demonstrate STOMP behaviors. With your continued support and involvement, Western Academy Charter School will remain a top-rated school where students can excel.