• What Is a Community School?


    A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.

    What makes community schools unique is the combination of four key pillars that together create the conditions necessary for students to thrive.

    Pillars of Community Schools:

    • Integrated student supports (Include student academic, physical, social-emotional, and mental health support resources) 
    • Enrich and expand learning opportunities (New and improved programming and services)
    • Family and community engagement (Provide safe and inviting environment for students, families, and the community as partners)
    • Collaborative leadership and practices (Share decisions and duties)

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