Houghton High School MTSS
Respect, Integrity, Teamwork)
What is MTSS?
System of Support is a school-wide system of
support that includes proactive strategies for
supporting appropriate student behaviors and
increasing student’s academic abilities. These
efforts will positively influence student
Why MTSS at Houghton
The staff at HHS
established common expectations that help
students easily transition from different
teachers and grade levels. The purpose of MTSS
is to establish a climate in which students can
effectively manage their own behavior, and as a
result, academic achievement is increased.
Teach & monitor
expected behavior (verbally, GRIT cards,
Use data for decision
use of reading strategies
Why the acronym GRIT?
Current research shows that “the best predictor
of success in a person’s life, including when it
comes to goals in education is grit.” 1 At
Houghton Middle and High Schools GRIT stands for
Goals, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork, which
helps our students understand behavior
Duckworth, Angela Lee. “The Key to Success?
Grit.” TEDTalks, Apr. 2013. Web. 4 June 2014.
View behavior Matrix