PASS Level Progression At-a-Glance

PASS Level Progression At-a-Glance

The PASS Program uses the cognitive behavior therapy model in the classroom, with a focus on identifying past trauma.  However, at the high school level, there is a strong emotional emphasis on accountability for one’s actions, as we are shaping these young adults for the real world.  Students are challenged to identify thinking errors and victim mindsets, and are presented with a PASS Code of Conduct that was created to build character, integrity, and performance.  All therapeutic activities and assignments are designed from this Code of Conduct and monthly themes will be presented in a variety of ways by all staff.

PASS operates on a level system, and at each level, students are working on mastery of specific skills:

0 – 500 points            Apprentice         following directions and boundaries

501 - 1000 points      Steward              manners and accepting feedback

1001 - 1500 points     Lieutenant         effort and weekly goal

1501 + points              Captain             exemplifies the aspects of the PASS Code of Conduct

Once a student has accumulated the points to “level up”, they write an essay describing how they have demonstrated their mastery of the skills on their current level.  Each staff reads the essay and provides feedback and suggestions.  When the essay is complete and each staff has signed their approval, the student presents their essay to their peers in a Peer Review process.  The peers provide feedback and vote on whether they believe this student has made enough progress to rise to the next level.