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Small points redeem day

On February 18th in the E-Quad, we will be hosting our second Small Points Redeem Day! You can exchange your 5 Star points for items that are worth 100 or less points: candy grabs, Mariner accessories, community service hours, stickers and more! "Spend" your 5 Star points on Small Points Redeem Day or feel free to save your points for something BIG at the end of the year for the 5 Star Fest (think Prom bids, Mariner sweatshirts, shave Mr. Hewett's head, and more!). Please email if you have any questions!

the mariner way at AHS
SAIL at aptos high school
PBIS flow chart
The Mariner Way

In our quest to achieve our school goals:

  • Prepare all students to graduate from Aptos High School ready to enter a career and college by increasing the percentage of students meeting content area standards and A-G eligibility.


  • Identify and implement instructional strategies and interventions to increase academic performance for all students including: students who are English learners, long-term English learners, migrant, socio-economically disadvantaged, students-in-transition, and students who receive Special Education services.


  • Maintain a safe educational and social-emotional environment that fosters a caring community where all students feel connected to and supported by peers and adults.


Aptos High School is implementing Positive Behavior Intervention  and Support (PBIS), coherent and consistent school wide behavioral expectations that teach and reinforce positive behaviors are the foundation of PBIS.  This approach will provide multiple pathways for developing relationships and making positive connections.



"The Mariner Way" is to live and act in such a way that Aptos High School becomes a community of positivity, inclusiveness, engagement, and achievement.

The school wide behavioral expectations and reinforcement of positive behaviors are based on "The Mariner Way". "The Mariner Way" will be applied to all settings on campus (classrooms, hallways, quad, cafeteria, restrooms, locker rooms, library, buses, parking lots, and the Office) and at off campus events. "The Mariner Way" will be taught and reinforced through the acronym S.A.I.L. 


Mariners will be awarded points and earn rewards for exhibiting "The Mariner Way" by the Mariner Staff. Students will need their Student Identification Cards to be awarded points as we are using 5Star Students to track a student's points for positive behaviors. Students will be able to redeem their points for rewards. Also, students can earn points by participating in extra and co-curricular activities and by attending certain school events. 

Mariner parents can support their student(s) by utilizing strategies that promote safety, timely communication, engagement, and achievement. Promoting Mariner Manners and encouraging your student(s) to live "The Mariner Way" by meeting the school wide expectations will support our quest to become a community of positivity, inclusiveness, engagement, and achievement.


5 star student
Click on image for information on how to earn points for positive behaviors, rewards for positive behaviors, participate in activities, and events, and the leaderboard for points earned.


PBIS for Parents
Click on image to download PBIS strategies for parents