Adaptive Behavior Program

Navarro County Alternative Educational Program
Adaptive Behavior Program

The NCAEP Adaptive Behavior Program (ABP) is a highly structured classroom designed for students with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The purpose of the program is to help students learn appropriate school behaviors, which will enable them to be successful in less restrictive classroom settings (i.e. resource class or general education class).  Academic instruction is also emphasized and is individualized according to the students behavioral and academic functioning levels in accordance with his/her Individual Education Plan. There is a low student-teacher ratio to ensure individual success. The program incorporates daily point sheets and a level system, which provide a structured and success-oriented behavior management system, allowing the student to assume more freedom and responsibility as he/she is able to accept them in an appropriate manner.


A special education student may be assigned to the ABP by the IEP committee, which will include a special education teacher or principal from the AEP and a home campus teacher familiar with the student’s needs if possible. The IEP meeting will be held within the suspension period.

All students are required to attend an intake session with a parent, prior to admission to ABP.


All students will follow the published NCAEP dress code.  Upon arrival students’ pockets must be empty, no money, cell phones, wallets, trinkets, jewelry may be brought on campus.


All students:

  • Shirts to be worn by boys – white or gray

  • Shirts to be worn by girls - REQUIRED to wear gray or black

  • Shirts are to be free of logos, decorations, pictures, or writing.         No V-neck shirts.

  • Students are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and classroom temperature, therefore, they may wear a plain white or gray sweatshirt with no hood, zippers, or pockets worn over their shirt.

  • Will wear clothing with no rips, holes, dragging, or torn bottoms.

  • Will wear plain jeans or slacks with NO studs or embroidery.

  • Will wear a black or brown belt (NO studs or decorations on belt/ Trophy belt buckles will NOT be allowed.

  • Will wear pants appropriately at the waist.

  • Will wear clothing that will cover the entire torso and the shirt will be tucked in so that the belt is revealed at all times.

  • Will not wear sweat pants, wind pants, or shorts.

  • Will not have exposed tattoos, hickeys, body markings, piercings or scaring.

  • Will not wear jewelry, watches, nail polish, fake nails, or make-up.

  • Will not wear see-through or form fitting clothes (skinny jeans).

  • Will wear shoes laced appropriately.  All shoes must be closed-toe.

NO sandals, slides, flip flops, house shoes, or boots (Uggs, etc.).

  • Will not wear facial hair.   No side burns below earlobe.

  • Will not have hair falling in face; girls will wear white or black hair scrunchies, hair must be natural color; no head coverings, bandanas, or rags; no gel, mouse, or oil for hair, or hair extensions.

  • Hair designs cut, shaved, gelled, or shaped into the hair are prohibited.

  • Will hang jackets or sweaters as they enter the building.

All students shall be dressed according to the dress code from the time they board the bus in the morning until they leave in the afternoon. Braids may be worn straight back only.    Any clothing, grooming style, or accessory deemed inappropriate by the Principal will not be permitted. A student whose clothing violates the dress code may be suspended for the remainder of the day, or assigned additional days.