Welcome to Academy South

  • Academy – South utilizes the Positive Peer Culture model or “PPC.”  Positive Peer Culture is an intrinsic treatment and behavior management system.  PPC is not a point system.  Most problem behaviors are dealt with in the classroom and progress is documented through a level system and group meetings.  The goal of PPC is to increase positive behaviors and assist students in achieving their identified goals.  The basic philosophy of PPC is based on 3 principles:

    • Adolescents respond to peers more readily than to adults.
    • By helping others, one learns to help oneself.
    • People will not change negative behavior if they are comfortable with it-being challenged motivates change.

Mission Statement

  • The mission of Academy – South is to establish a positive and supportive learning community in which we strive to foster the consistent fulfillment of high academic and behavioral expectations.  We will facilitate the growth of positive peer and adult relationships, appropriate social skills, and the acceptance of personal responsibility for behaviors and choices.  We expect that all members of the learning community will facilitate student transition into productive and constructive adulthood.