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. Community schools offer a curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community engagement. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone-all day, every day, evenings and weekends.
WV Schools, working towards community schools, through the support of Policy 2425 Community Schools Promoting Health, Safety, Well-Being and Academic Success of Students
Communities in Schools - http://www.communitiesinschools.org/
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