What is PBIS?

- P.B.I.S stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

- P.B.I.S. is a national program that helps students learn positive behavior through recognition.

- Here at Breakthrough II, P.B.I.S. works in collaboration with our character curriculum to teach students to have good character.

School Rules

              1. I will follow directions the first time given.
              2. I will raise my hand to speak.
              3. I will respect other’s bubble space.
              4. I will speak kindly and politely.
              5. I will stay in my seat.

B.R.I.C.K. Acronym

In addition to the school rules, as part of our character curriculum, we raise student awareness in the following 5 major areas:

B- Changing Breakdowns to Breakthroughs by applying problem solving strategies.

R- Taking Responsibility for being the author of one’s life by mastering one’s self- talk.

I- Learning how Integrity (keeping one’s word) empowers relationships and goals.       

C- Creating opportunities for students to Contribute to their classroom, school, and the community.

K- Engaging students to increase their Knowledge in all areas to better inform their choices.


Be a B.R.I.C.K. not a marshmallow!


Every day, during morning announcements, students will recite the

Breakthrough II Compact, below: 


As Breakthrough II students this is our compact:

To ask ourselves when faced

with a breakdown

“How can I change this Breakdown

to a Breakthrough?”

To return no bad deed for another,

To change bad thoughts to good ones,

To keep our word,

To help other’s in our school, home, and community,

And to use our best manners wherever we are.

By reciting the Breakthrough II School Rules and the Breakthrough II School Compact, the students make the agreement each morning that they will follow the school rules and that they will use their strategies to be have the best character possible.

Student Awards & Recognitions

BRICKets- Students can earn BRICKets from any adult in the building for following the School Rules and acting like a B.R.I.C.K.

-          Students can use BRICKets to purchase items at the Breakthrough Bodega and to gain access to various activities and events such open gym, lunch with a teacher, and time in the Student Lounge.

Positive Referrals- Students can earn a Positive Referral from any adult in the building for going above and beyond in any of the areas of the acronym B.R.I.C.K.

B.R.I.C.K. Bash- The B.R.I.C.K. Bash is a NO REFERRAL celebration which is held monthly.

-          Students have the option of participating in various activities, such as watching a movie, open gym, time in the student lounge, outdoor recess, dance party, and more.

B.R.I.C.K. Awards- At the end of each marking period data is compiled and students earning 2’s or better in the 5 Major areas of B.R.I.C.K. on their report card receive a B.R.I.C.K. Award.

Super B.R.I.C.K. AwardsStudents must earn all 1’s in all 5 of the major areas of B.R.I.C.K. for their final report card in order to earn a Super B.R.I.C.K. Award.

-          These students receive some goodies, such as a Super B.R.I.C.K. t-shirt, BTII backpack, BTII pen, BTII pencil, BTII water bottle, and more.


"Building students of character one B.R.I.C.K. at a time."


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Breakthrough II Magnet - North Campus
395 Lyme Street Hartford, Ct 06112
(860) 695-6380