Maintaining good grades can be a challenge for students struggling with an emotional disability, financial insecurity, and other obstacles that create barriers to their success.
Distance learning impacted our students’ ability to re-engage and focus in the classroom. Luckily, our PBIS system is here to help! Positive behavior interventions and supports is a multi-tiered framework that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral health of students (PBIS). For years, The Foundation Schools have used PBIS as a way to encourage positive behavior and reward students who meet their goals. We have witnessed the true impact it has on our students.
Last month, the high school’s PBIS goal was for students to achieve grades of C or higher. Staff worked with each student individually to create the opportunities necessary for them to meet this goal, while at the same time incentivizing them with a fun trip to the Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. We are proud to report that four of our incredibly hard-working students met their goals and reaped the reward!
Our students are transitioning to their next steps while navigating the challenges the pandemic has created for post-graduation life. Although their emotional disabilities can put them at a disadvantage when entering the competitive workforce, we know with support they can accomplish great things. Help us pave the way forward by being a contributor to the […]
Promoting Children’s Mental Health this May
During the pandemic, 55% of children felt sad, depressed, or unhappy. To let them know you care you can become a champion for mental health by participating alongside The Foundation Schools and the Maryland campaign Children’s Mental Health Matters! For over 20 years, the Maryland Health Association and Maryland Coalition of Families have partnered with […]
Why Autism Acceptance Month Matters
According to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, acceptance is an action. And the Autism Society of America says “While we will always work to spread awareness, words matter as we strive for autistic individuals to live fully in all areas of life. As many individuals and families affected by autism know, acceptance is often one […]
Our Spring Newsletter is Here!
Take a look at what our three schools have accomplished together so far this school year! Click to read the 2022 Spring Newsletter.