The Spartan Way
Students and staff of the Sparta Area School District promote “The Spartan Way” which includes the principles of being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. The Spartan Way is the foundation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), our district-wide positive behavior program. PBIS establishes clear behavior expectations for all students, models and teaches those expectations, and reinforces and recognizes students’ appropriate behaviors individually and school-wide.
“The Spartan Way” initiative coordinates PBIS throughout the Sparta Area School District and connects PBIS with the greater Sparta community. “The Spartan Way” uses common PBIS language to increase understanding and familiarity district-wide. The program allows for community involvement and recognition of students. Signage in schools and businesses around Sparta highlight “The Spartan Way” and its key words – Respectful, Responsible, Safe. Local businesses and organizations who wish to participate are provided with “Spartan Way” cards to recognize and distribute to students who are exhibiting the desired traits when out in the community.
To see how the Spartan Way is incorporated in our schools, click the links below.