Anchoring Student Success: Improving a School's Climate and Culture

Saturday February 4, 2023
10:15 - 11:15 AM
Room 107-110

"Anchoring Student Success: Improving a School's Climate & Culture" highlights how the implementation of school-based initiatives has positively impacted the climate and culture of Huntington High School based in Shreveport, Louisiana. The school-based Teen Court model was implemented to aid school leaders in taking proactive steps to address students' minor disciplinary infractions before they escalate into major incidences. The court is a restorative justice approach to discipline. Its success is built on holding students accountable while assisting them with the tools to make better choices. This session will demonstrate the steps for implementation of a school-based Teen Court and highlight intervention services including peer-led mentoring, tutoring, and mediation services that have been birthed from the program model. The school has seen a significant reduction in discipline amongst the students served by the court. Over a two year period, disciplinary referrals dropped by 17%.

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