Our goal is to provide a structured and safe environment with a warm and inviting atmosphere that motivates our students to achieve their potential. Consistent discipline is key to achieving that goal. Remember, discipline is the process of helping children develop self-control; discipline does not equal punishment. Setting clear ground rules and schedules lets people know what to do and were to go. Giving students a say in setting the ground rules instills ownership and helps them to make good choices. We believe in supporting students' choices. Should a student make an inappropriate choice we work to make sure that student is held responsible for the natural or logical consequences of the choice. Only Site Supervisors are allowed to administer consequences. Other staff are to follow the discipline policy and problem solve with students when appropriate. Problem Solving is Teen REACH's primary method of discipline. Problem solving is a respectful way to enable students to fix their mistakes.
Our discipline procedure has four components:
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