Alternative to Suspension

The BIP provides a highly structured and positive intervention for students who typically would be suspended due to behavioral difficulties. This effective program offers a Values Grounded Learning Environment that provides students with an opportunity to complete academic work and practice appropriate behavior.

The BIP offers:

  • EASY & EFFICIENT Intake Process
  • Continued Access to IEP goals/services
  • Same Day Transportation
  • Clinical and Behavioral Supports
  • Short and Longer Term Placements
  • Daily Student Progress Reports
  • Continued Academic Programming
  • Clearly Defined Exit Criteria


Student Progress Monitoring

Student progress is monitored by highly trained staff that support clear expectations involving consistent effort / work on academics and consistent, appropriate behavior.  Daily progress charts are completed and sent to the referring District.  Each BIP student meets one on one with our trained mental health counselors to address issues related to emotional management, decision making, social skills, and other pertinent issues that will help them better manage in their home school environment.  A reunification plan is devised to assist the student using their coping skills. 

Referral Process:

  1. Download and complete the BIP Referral Form (each visit), and ensure we have a DHA BIP Intake on file (one-time).

  2. Send form(s) to BIP@desert-heights.com. You will receive a response within an hour.

  3. For urgent /same day referrals, please call us @ 602-277-4482.