Three students wearing jerseysVirginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) aligns academics, behavior, and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students 

Liberty incorporates VTSS strategies and interventions into daily instruction and behavior management. As part of VTSS, Liberty uses Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) which focuses on rewarding students for positive behavior. We also focus on character education and community building through teacher advisory lessons and assemblies.

How does it work?

Through PBIS faculty and staff reinforce PBIS with the R3 system (Respect Self, Respect Others, Respect Property)

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Eagle Eye Awards: Teachers and other staff members give students Eagle Eye Awards to reward particularly outstanding examples of positive peer interaction. These students receive a pencil and their name is announced during the morning announcements throughout the week.

Exceptional Eagle Awards: Teachers select four students from each team every nine weeks to receive the Exceptional Eagle Award because they show outstanding academic achievement, behavior, and social interactions with their peers. School staff acknowledges these students on the announcements, gives them a certificate of achievement, and recognizes them with a reception at the end of the school year.

In addition to PBIS which focuses largely on behavior and character education, VTSS also focuses on tiered academic supports. Liberty offers a variety of academic programs, remediation and enrichment opportunities.


Rima Wiggin, VTSS Coach


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