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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.

About Community Schools

WV Schools, working towards community schools, through the support of Policy 2425 Community Schools Promoting Health, Safety, Well-Being and Academic Success of Students


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        Building Community and School Partnerships for Student Success, A Resource Guide for West Virginia


        Community School-Based Health Services in West Virginia: A Quick Reference Guide for Schools Implementing

         Health and Social Supports of a Community School


        SAMPE Community Schools Monthly Tracking Form


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Technical assistance available through the Office of Special Programs

Contact Information


Paula Fields Coordinator

Rebecca King Coordinator