Student Culture & Character Development

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and is the program that we use school wide to create a positive and safe learning culture for all of our students. We us the anagram SPARK to remind our students what our culture looks like.

Positive Attitude

Expectations are explicitly taught and reinforced through:

Positive Referrals

Teachers write personalized commendations when a student has gone above and beyond expectations. Teachers send these through postal mail so that students and their parents can celebrate the good news together.

SPARK Tickets

When students display any of the SPARK behaviors, they are acknowledged personally with a ticket.

DaVinci Character Quality Award

Teachers nominate students for this award based upon the character trait that has been selected for the month.  Students are presented their certificate during the monthly Character Education Assembly. Each classroom has multiple award winners each month.

Sub Stub Program

Students who show exceptional leadership and helpfulness when a substitute teacher is in a classroom can be awarded a Sub Stub.  If their stub is drawn in the weekly drawing, they are awarded a Subway sandwich of their choice for lunch.
DaVinci Academy Show Spark sign

SPARK Values


Tolerance Honesty



Positive Speech

Self-Control Good Citizenship



Initiative & Effort Goal Setting
Friendship Positive Thoughts



Having Hopes & Dreams Being a Good Example
Patience Communication Keeping a Positive Attitude
Resolving Conflicts Wisely Thankfulness

Facing Challenges

Developing Talents