Skip To Main Content

K-8 Program Supports

K-8 Program Supports


Second Step

HPS uses the "Second Step" program in the K-8 classrooms. Using the Second Step curriculum has been shown to decrease problem behaviors and increase school success by promoting self-regulation, safety, and support.

Second Step Information

Second Step Activation Keys for Families

Peace Circles Logo

Peace Circles

Grades K-5 are practicing weekly PeaceKeeper Circles, which help promote communication, understanding, and resolution to conflict in the classroom and beyond.

Book Expect Respect


Middle School students learn strategies like peer support and sharp communication as just some of the ways to create a culture of tolerance, respect, understanding, and excellence at HPS.

Zones of Regulation

Zones of Regulation

An approach used to support the development of self-regulation in children. All the different ways children feel and the states of alertness they experience are categorized into four colored zones. Children who are well regulated are able to be in the appropriate zone at the appropriate time.