Independence Academy Expectations
At Independence Academy, each student has the opportunity to "Be Their Best" every day. Our program focuses on four key expectations:
- AccountaBility: Students will show up on a daily basis and be responsible for their actions. Students need to participate appropriately in class and follow staff directions.
- SafEty: Students will keep their hands and feet to themselves and will use property appropriately.
- ReSect: Students will use appropriate language and tone.
- PosiTive Attitude: Students will try their best every day. Students will begin to develop and use new skills as well as develop a portfolio of learning.
Independence Academy staff, with student input, will monitor student’s behavior in these four areas on a daily basis. Students are required to carry a daily point sheet. Points earned for the day will be used to track a student’s progress in our Level System. Upon entry to Independence Academy, a student will start on Level One. Level One students are provided with a weeklong orientation to our program. This provides students with a chance to learn about our program and our expectations; as well as gives staff a chance to get to know students in order to plan and prepare for their program at Independence Academy. As students acquire and demonstrate new academic and behavioral skills, they will progress through the Level System. When students reach Level Five a transition meeting is held to discuss the students’ next steps in their education. Click here for a detailed look at the Level System.