Breakfast Point Academy is located in Panama City Beach, Florida on 40 acres donated to Bay District Schools by The St. Joe Company. The name Breakfast Point reflects the history and geography of an area just north of the school property where there is a cape in West Bay, called Breakfast Point.
Breakfast Point Academy is a public school designed for students K through 8th grades. At full capacity, the school can serve 1,400 students.
The school has 52 elementary classrooms with a bathroom and storage area in each room. There are 6 computer labs, 1 science lab, a band room, an enclosed middle school wing with 27 middle school classrooms, cafeteria with large stage, and a state of the art media center. Breakfast Point students enjoy a beautiful 20,000 square feet gymnasium, tennis courts, and a covered pavilion.
Breakfast Point Academy is a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) school which gives stakeholders a new way to think about behavior. PBS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function. PBS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures.
PBS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline. PBS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance. PBS is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or eliminate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.
It is the policy of the School Board that there shall be zero tolerance of misbehavior of all kinds. Schools and teachers may develop individual rules and disciplinary practices which supplement the School Board rules but do not conflict with those rules. Discipline should be applied after consideration of the eventual effect on the behavior of the student and should promote improved conduct. Students shall be subject to the provisions of this policy while attending school or on school premises, at any school function, or on any school sponsored transportation. Parents, legal guardians or adult students will be financially responsible for any damage to school property. A student’s academic grade shall not be reduced as a disciplinary measure.
Breakfast Point's PBS system is guided by members of the PBS Professional Learning Community. This team is made up of Guidance Counselors, Special Area Teachers, Media Specialist, and an Assistant Principal. This team is responsible for rules and regulations used in the attendance and behavior reward system. The PBS team has created a School Redemption Center (store). Students earn "Sand Dollars" by following the Florida Statute 1003.4(2(s) "Character Traits" and redeem them for items in the Redemption Center each 9 weeks. Students are rewarded for attendance each nine weeks. The PBS team is responsible for planning activities and communicating with faculty, staff and parents. PBS team also collects attendance and behavior data on each student. This data is used as the basis for the reward system.