Positive Behavior Intervention Support

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Congratulations Scales Technology Academy for winning BEST VIDEO at the 2017 PBISAz Film Festival!

The Fifth Annual PBISAz Film Festival proved that schools continue to inspire audiences with their PBIS videos. Schools representing the K-12 spectrum from across AZ showcased a brilliant diversity of ideas, approaches and talent to share different aspects of PBIS with their audience.

This video was created to reinforce expectations for behavior on the playground at Scales Technology Academy. It is written, filmed, and directed by students, and it also stars several students.

Scales Technology Academy was one of seven schools selected for best video this year! This video was also crowned the Fan Favorite in a live audience poll taken at the Behavior Education Technology Conference (BET-C).

Please watch their video below.



Watch Scales Technology Academy's 2018 PBIS Video!

This video was created to remind students of STA's expectations in the classroom: be respectful, responsible, safe, and scholarly. It features our Behavior & Academic Interventionist (B.A.I.) Barry Hazen, as well as several students.


PBIS at Scales Technology Academy

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) are used to improve academic and behavioral outcomes, ensuring that all students have access to the most effective behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides a school wide framework for achieving these outcomes. PBIS is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence based behavioral practices and interventions for improving behavioral outcomes to ensure academic success in all students. 

Students demonstrating PBIS behavior are recognized and celebrated throughout the year. Scales received the 2017 Merit Award from the PBISaz Achievement Awards.



PBIS has positively impacted Scales Technology Academy in many ways. Through PBIS, teachers and staff have established consistent practices for teaching expectations, rewarding expected behavior, and responding to unexpected behavior.

First, teachers and staff regularly model school expectations with our Procedure Parade and through repetition and reminders. Clear expectations are posted in the hallways, cafeteria, and bathrooms. Students also get involved in this process by creating music videos to reinforce expectations in the hallway, on the playground, and in the classroom. For more details, please visit


PBIS Matrix

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