Despite the challenges of implementing PBIS in high schools, we know that it
leads to improved outcomes for secondary students. In this session, we will review the rationale for and the critical features of PBIS at the high school level and share suggestions for improving training, coaching, and technical assistance for high schools. Further, improving student behavior is important but not sufficient at the high school level. It is essential that we prepare students adequately for College and Careers. In this session, we will discuss strategies for integrating academic and behavior supports to ensure that the knowledge, skills, and habits students need to be successful after high school are consistently taught and reinforced across all school settings. We will provide concrete examples based on federally-funded measurement and intervention research projects focused on a five-domain framework of college and career readiness: (a) academic engagement, (b) process-oriented skills, (c) interpersonal engagement, (d) ownership of learning, and (e) transition competencies.