We Educate for Excellence

Westlake High School


What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for "Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports" and is a program made up of positive prevention and intervention strategies that help make school a better place for everyone. Positive relationships between adults and students, and in peer-to-peer relationships, are key.


3 "Big Picture" Behavioral Expectations at WHS

Be Engaged

Be Respectful

Discover Your Excellence

Being engaged starts with being in attendance - in school and in class every day, on time, and ready to learn. Then, it goes further. Being engaged means being an active participant in the life of the classroom/school: participating in class discussions, joining clubs and activities, seeking out service learning opportunities, and more.

Being respectful is more than simply being nice. Being respectful involves the active demonstration of respect for fellow students, staff members, and both school and personal property. Respect the rules of each classroom and the school and respect yourself by making good choices.

The tagline "We Educate for Excellence" means something unique to each person. We encourage you to discover your excellence at Westlake High School, both in your interactions with others and by finding out more about yourself. What drives you? What are you passionate about? How can you work toward the best version of yourself and how can we help you get there?

We will publish more about PBIS at WHS throughout the year as we continue to implement the program. In the meantime, if you would like more information about PBIS as a concept, please visit