At Crest High School, we are invested in educating well-rounded, responsible students. These are the individuals that employers want to hire, colleges want to admit, and communities want to include.  One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline that helps realize this goal is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS). The research-based program emphasizes strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate behaviors to create positive school environments and is supported by the NC Department of Public Instruction.

 We recognize a need for PBIS so that the quantity and quality of instructional time can be maximized. We also see the value in creating meaningful relationships and engagement in our students’ lives.

How does it Work?      

 Teach appropriate Behaviors
  • Matrix/Signs
  • Video's and Classroom lessons
  • Speakers/Presentations
Reward Appropriate Behavior:
  • Tickets (Instant approval)
  • 4 nine week rewards
  • 4 mid-nine week rewards

Identifying Inappropriate Behavior
  • Minor Incident Report (MIR)
Inappropriate Behaviors
  • Teacher/Student Conferences
  • Administrative/Parent/Student Conferences
  • Overnight Suspensions
  • Chill-out
  • Lunch Detention
  • In-school suspension

Focus on Intervention
  • Topic-driven presentations
  • Mentor/Mentee programs

What we hope to see...     
PBIS is a long-term program that will need full commitment from faculty, students and parents.  The results we hope to achieve will include a decrease in out of school suspensions, increase in students receiving awards, a positive change in school climate, increase in faculty attendance, increase in parental involvement and community support.

PBIS Videos


 Types of Inappropriate Behavior


  • Minor Academic Dishonesty (Cheating/Plagiarism)
  • Food/Drink Outside of Cafeteria
  • Horseplay
  • Disruption
  • Inappropriate language  
  • (verbal aggression, harassment,teasing, taunting)
  • Minor defiance / disrespect 
  • (lying, cheating, refusal to work, skipping class, truancy) 
  • Minor disruption 
  • (tardy, electronics, dress code) 
  • Minor physical contact 
  • Minor property misuse
(Automatic Office Referral)
  • Aggressive Behavior (physical / verbal)
  • Truancy/ Skipping/ Leaving School Grounds
  • Disrespect
  • Gambling
  • Instigating conflict / Disruption
  • Major vandalism
  • Insubordination
  • Property Misuse

  • Fighting
  • Weapons
  • Alcohol / Drugs / Tobacco use or possession
  • Major Insubordination / Defiance
  • Bullying / Communicating Threats 
  • Directed Profanity


 Dress Code

Students are expected to adhere to standards of dress and appearance that are compatible with a safe and effective learning environment. The Cleveland County Board of Education  adopts a dress code to create a positive learning environment, teach good grooming and hygiene, instill discipline, prevent 
 disruption, avoid safety hazards, and teach respect for authority. Presenting a bodily appearance or wearing clothing which is disruptive, provocative, revealing, profane, vulgar, offensive/obscene, or which endangers the health and safety of the student or others, is prohibited.
  • Head coverings of any kind and sunglasses may not be worn inside school buildings or other areas designated by the school.
  • Shirts or blouses may not be see-through, must cover the abdomen, and chest completely, and must have sleeves.
  • Pants may not be excessively baggy or drag the floor. Pants must be worn on the waist with a belt, if necessary, to hold them up. Any type of wording or message appearing on the seat of the pants is prohibited. Shorts, dresses, and skirts must be longer than fingertip length, with arms down at sides (even if leggings are worn underneath). Shirts not tucked into pants can be no longer than fingertip length.
  • Undergarments must not be exposed.
  • Appropriate footwear is required. Bedroom shoes or slippers are not allowed.
  • Sleepwear is prohibited.
  • Excessively short, tight, or oversize clothing is prohibited.
(complete dress code can be found in the student code of conduct and county policy guidelines)
 Electronic Devices

Cell phones and/or other electronic devices are not to be used during the school day. If you are seen using a cell phone in any capacity the following will occur:

1st Offense– Teacher Warning
2nd Offense– 1 - 2-hour After School Detention
3rd Offense– 1 day of ISS
4th Offense– 2 day of ISS
5th Offense– 3 day of ISS
6th Offense– 1 day of OSS
7th Offense– 2 days of OSS

Excessive offenses even after discipline 
*OSS determined by administration***

Electronic devices brought to school that are not necessary for schoolwork may be confiscated.  These items, at the discretion of an administrator 
may only be returned to a parent/guardian.
 Tardy Policy

1st Tardy- Lunch Detention 
(served the next school day)

2nd Tardy- Lunch Detention 
(served the next school day)

3rd Tardy- Lunch Detention 
(served the next school day)

4th Tardy- 3 days Lunch  Detention 

5th Tardy- 1 Day of ISS*

6th Tardy- 2 days of ISS

7th Tardy- 3 days of ISS

8th Tardy- 1 Day of OSS

9th + Tardy- 2 days OSS and more
Excessive offenses even after discipline 
***OSS determined by administration***

*Overnight Suspension means student(s) can not report back to school until a parent meets with an administrator. (beginning the next school day)
**For first period, the first 3 tardies are forgiven. The consequences above begin with the 4th tardy resulting in the first lunch detention. *

PBIS in Action!