Title

Building Bridges Academy: Alternative Schools the Right Way

Location

Harborside Center

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

We will discuss how we started a new alternative program that will eliminate suspensions, while addressing the psychological, social and mental health issues which may have caused unwanted behaviors. We will also discuss how we were able to impact student achievement, graduation rates, and maintain discipline with effective leadership strategies.

Brief Program Description

Learn how we took some of the most disruptive students in the district and lowered discipline problems, while positively impacting academic achievement and graduate rates.

Summary

We will discuss how we used Rti, PBIS, and counseling models to deter discipline problem. We will also discuss the challenges we faced in implementing the alternative program.

Evidence

We will have PBIS, Rti and discipline data to support all claims.

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Marcus Scott IV started his career as a middle school teacher. After five years in the classroom, where he had a 98% pass rate on the state assessment, he became an assistant principal for middle school. After a year and a half of being an AP at the middle school, he became an AP of Jenkins High School in Savannah, Ga where he worked for seven years. He is currently the Center Leader for Building Bridges, an innovative alternative school in Chatham County. He is also a school board member in Liberty County.

Keyword Descriptors

Marcus Scott

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 4:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 5:30 PM

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Building Bridges Academy: Alternative Schools the Right Way

Harborside Center

Learn how we took some of the most disruptive students in the district and lowered discipline problems, while positively impacting academic achievement and graduate rates.