The B.E.S.T. Academy is a behavior intervention program for K-5 students that seeks to support Behavior, Emotional, and Social Transition for students with challenging behavior. The program is designed to integrate academic and behavior support utilizing a therapeutic model that focuses on helping students to regulate their emotions, change inappropriate behaviors, and feel more in control of their environment.
In addition to the regular academic curriculum, PATHS and Mindfulness Curriculum are used for social/emotional and trauma-informed practices. By integrating behavior support into the learning environment, the faculty and staff at B.E.S.T. work with their students to reduce aggressive behavior by promoting emotional and social competence.