Student Recognition/Behavioral Incentives

Hampton Academy provides a supportive therapeutic environment designed to help our students reach their greatest potential for academic achievement, behavioral control and personal growth. To positively reinforce our students’ efforts to reach their goals, we reward and recognize them in a number of ways.

  • Student of the Month Breakfast
    Each month, one student from each class is recognized for accomplishments in the areas of academics, socialization and emotional and/or behavioral growth with a certificate of merit, recognition on a prominent bulletin board and breakfast at a local restaurant.

  • Student Recognition Luncheon and Art Show
    Following each of the first three marking periods, students who have excelled academically and/or made significant strides in behavior and/or attendance are honored at a special luncheon. In addition, our artistically talented students have the opportunity to display their work for the appreciation of their peers, staff and guests.

    Awards are given for:

    • Total School Performance (at least a B average, no suspensions, no more than 5 unexcused absences)
    • Perfect Attendance
    • Most Improved Behavior
    • Most Improved Attendance
    • Most Improved Academic Performance

    Family and friends are invited to attend and celebrate the achievements of our honorees.

  • Behavioral Incentive Transition Skills and Attitudes Program (B.I.T.S.A.P.)
    A limited number of interested students who consistently meet behavioral expectations may simulate a job experience through this program. Students learn to read job postings, complete applications, obtain references and interview. This program focuses on the development of positive attitudes towards work and emphasizes the importance of promptness, reliability, responsibility, honesty and courtesy. Program activities include nursing assistant, art room assistant, maintenance assistant and PE assistant.

  • Biweekly Behavioral Incentive Lunch
    Students who meet the expectations of the classroom behavioral management plan within a two-week period are treated to a special lunch.

  • Monthly Behavioral Incentive
    Monthly, students who meet the expectations of the classroom behavioral management plan earn participation in a special activity.

  • School Store
    Bottled water, juice and snacks are among the inventory offered for sale at the school store. Students who earn the privilege of visiting the school store may purchase items with cash or with coupons earned by meeting behavioral and academic expectations.