The BEAMS system developed by COMPASS staff members is the philosophical framework upon which the COMPASS school program is based.
BEAMS has three equally important components: Skill Development, Positive Point System, and Step System. The point system is very simple: students earn points, they do not lose them. Students are in control of their reward schedule. There are small rewards that can be “purchased” almost immediately, as well as rewards that may take months to earn. COMPASS staff members are trained annually at orientation and also receive ongoing supervision in using the point system.
Through BEAMS’ comprehensive system of rewards, we provide safety and structure to help develop new skills and extinguish negative behaviors. All students and parents are given a list of behavioral expectations with possible incentives and consequences during the intake process.