• blue & golg Kids at Hope believed and practiced here logo Kids at Hope

    Kids at Hope is an innovative concept which states and demonstrates that all children are capable of success, NO EXCEPTIONS! Kids at Hope is not another program; it is first and foremost a belief system, supported by a cultural strategy and then enhanced by programs. Kids at Hope’s vision is that every child is afforded the belief, guidance and encouragement that creates a sense of hope and optimism, supported by a course of action needed to experience success at life’s four major destinations: Home & Family; Education & Career; Community & Service; and Hobbies & Recreation. Kids at Hope inspires, empowers and transforms schools, organizations serving youth and entire communities to create an environment and culture where all children experience success, NO EXCEPTIONS!

    To Learn more about Kids at Hope:

    Watch the Kids at Hope PowerPoint used to explain Kids at Hope to Annapolis Elementary school students, or visit www.kidsathope.org to learn more about this international belief system.


    red,yellow, green pyramid with PBIS letters in black PBIS

    PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. The goal of PBIS is to aid in improving student academic and behavior outcomes and ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. PBIS provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, PBIS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

    Annapolis Elementary has earned the honor of being a GOLD Award recipient for our implementation of school wide PBIS. We have achieved positive trends in behavior and academic status following this framework.

    To learn more about PBIS, visit www.pbismaryland.org