Parents play a significant part in each program. They are required to attend monthly parent meetings. The last Friday of the month is when parents and their child attend together. Various speakers are scheduled as well. Most of the parents are seeking resources for their child, they want help. In a large traditional school; their needs may not be noticed. This is one of the reasons success come to many as of the parents and students.
Two highly structured behavior modification programs work well in this environment.
SCOPE/SSLCMS uses the Boy's Town Model and PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support). The behavior modification programs in conjunction with the monthly parent meetings have proven to be successful. Parents meet on Friday each month. The time of the meeting is 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If a parent cannot meet at this time, alternative arrangements are provided.
The South County Consortium Programs utilize two highly-structured behavior modification programs: the Boy's Town Model and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).
Additionally, guest presenters attend the parent/student monthly meetings to speak on a variety of topics including anger management, conflict resolution, drug abuse, healthy and diseased organs and smoking cessation.
The Family Court, St. Louis Police Department, Youth in Need and Preferred Family Healthcare each have partnered with the South County consortium programs. These entities supply a staff member to the programs on a part-time rotating basis to address issues and inform students how to avoid negative behavior.
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