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CHAMPS: Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, and Participation

CHAMPS imageAt Flagstaff Academy, connections are an important part of our students’ educational journey, from the connections they feel with their teachers, to their peers, and to the very school itself. Research has shown that an increased sense of connection results in better school performance and improved behavior. Our philosophy is to intentionally build relationships with our students and facilitate them between students every single day through Dragon PRIDE and Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS), CHAMPS, Restorative Practices, and Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

In the fall of 2016, Flagstaff Academy implemented a new program called CHAMPs to promote high expectations, common language, and positive interactions. CHAMPs is an acronym that stands for Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, which result in Success. CHAMPs is a guide for teachers to build and implement a proactive and positive classroom management system and a process of continuous improvement.

In this short period of time, our students, teachers, and administration have felt the positive effects of CHAMPs and we have fully embraced the approach. The common language that we have from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade has been an amazing way for our teachers to connect with each and every Dragon at Flagstaff Academy.  

To learn more about CHAMPs, please visit Safe and Civil Schools website.