The ROCKS Code is a school-wide proactive approach that is geared towards creating a positive learning environment that is conducive to each student reaching his or her full academic, social and emotional potential. Its objective is to create an encouraging and safe atmosphere at Edison Jr. High School through the teaching and modeling a positive attitude and behavior. To reinforce positive attitude and behavior, the ROCKS Code curriculum is taught during the first three weeks of class during Enrichment. Also students are given an opportunity to practice ROCKS Code concepts.
A key part of the ROCKS Code curriculum is proactively teaching expected behaviors. This is accomplished by utilizing a school-wide matrix of behaviors which encompasses five main expectations of Edison Jr. High School - 3Rs (Ready, Responsible, Respect), On Time, Cooperative and Collaborative, Keeping Focused, and Safety. Throughout the year, students are also taught specific behavioral expectations through the teaching of Life Skills lessons. The ROCKS Code matrix can be found in the Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook, distributed at Meet the Team night.
It is the expectation that all Edison Jr. High School students will practice the ROCKS Code when they walk through their front door in the morning until they reach the front door after school. ROCKS Code expectations are also to be utilized at all extracurricular activities (e.g. concerts, games, etc.).