Community Partnership Schools provide support, services and solutions to help alleviate these burdens. As more weight is lifted, students find the balance to focus on learning so they can realize their full potential. Community Partnership Schools also engage parents and the community to empower students and families to succeed.
Community Partnership Schools focus on four pillars:
Extended learning: Academic support and enrichment take place before and after school, during weekends and in the summer to augment traditional learning during the school day.
Student supports: A range of health and social services are accessible on the school campus.
Family & community engagement: Families and the community are partners in children’s education, and the school becomes a neighborhood center offering enrichment opportunities for both students and adults.
Collaborative leadership: A culture of shared governance and collective decision-making advances a unified vision to identify needs and provide appropriate resources and solutions in the school and community.
A word from our Director:
Greetings South Woods Parents,
As we progress towards our third year in January 2020 as a Community Partnership School here at South Woods, I wanted to take a moment and highlight some of the programs and resources we have been able to bring to campus and preview what we hope to add this school year. The Community Partnership School model is built upon a twenty five year commitment from each of our core partner agencies which are Children’s Home Society, Flagler Health Plus, St Johns River State College and of course The St. Johns County School District. Since starting the CPS model in January 2017 we have been able to create five additional staff positions provided by core partners to serve our students and families and are hoping to add two more in the near future. These staff are not common among schools in our district or state as SWES CPS is one of the 17 working CPS models throughout the state of Florida.
Programming in the areas of summer enrichment, nutritional assistance, mental health counseling, after-school enrichment, parent resources, dental services, community engagement and more has been created or seen access to those resources increased. Our latest program addition in the area of medical, dental and mental health has begun this month through the help of Flagler Health with the Community Health Associate Ms. Jennifer Wills. This team member will be able to coordinate services in the area of health and help families overcome barriers to access. Flagler Health and our core partners future vision of comprehensive wellness services also includes resources in tele-health that would provide direct access to primary medical care and specialized services here on South Woods campus in our CPS offices. We are excited at what our program has been able to achieve for our students and families here at South Woods and we are even more excited at what the future holds for our school and community.
SWES CPS Director