In SWIFT schools, strong and actively engaged administrative leaders are committed to improving teaching and learning within a system that empowers educators and school personnel.
A multi-tiered system of support is a continuum of research-based, system-wide practices of data-based decision making used to meet the academic and behavior needs of all students.
An integrated educational framework encompasses ALL students, personnel and stakeholders within a positive school culture and ensures full access for ALL students to participate in all school-related activities.
Families, community members, and schools form a partnership in which each benefits from and supports the others.
Inclusive policy structure and practice includes a supportive, reciprocal partnership between the school and its district or local educational agency.