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Empowering students to succeed in school and life

Thousands of Florida students arrive to school each day with more than a backpack – they carry baggage beyond their years: hunger, homelessness, poverty, exposure to violence, mental health struggles, inadequate health care and more. They carry so much weight that they simply cannot focus on their education.

Often times, these students and their families simply lack access to the opportunities their neighbors and peers may have. For these students, it’s not about raising the ceiling — it’s about raising the ground floor.

Through Community Partnership Schools, we offer:

No two Community Partnership Schools are exactly alike – each centers on unique community needs to allow students to focus on their education and future success. But all share a similar model – one with proven methods for accountability and outcomes.


How do we do it?

A partnership among Children’s Home Society of Florida, the University of Central Florida and Orange County Public Schools brought the successful Community Partnership School model to Florida. Florida’s first Community Partnership School – Evans Community Partnership School – officially opened at Evans High School in Orlando on October 13, 2012.

CHS is a core partner in 27 out of 36 Community Partnership Schools in Florida — more than any other entity in the state.

A 2022-2023 snapshot of Community Partnership Schools where CHS is a core partner


In the News

As CHS celebrates 120 years of helping kids realize their full potential, we’re excited to shine a light on a decade of transforming students’ lives through Community Partnership Schools. Learn more in a recent feature by Florida Trend.

Evans High School made history  by celebrating the 10-year anniversary of becoming Florida’s FIRST Community Partnership School!  Check out WESH TV’s coverage of the milestone event. 

Curious what 5 years of impact in a Community Partnership School looks like? Watch as WEAR TV celebrates the continued academic and life success at C.A. Weis Elementary.

Attention School Districts

Additional opportunities to integrate Community Schools into your districts can include: 

  • Community Partnership Schools
  • Community Schools
  • Resource Coordination and Full Service Delivery

 Find more information here

View Our Community Partnership Schools

Our Schools

Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts


C.A. Weis Elementary School


Caribbean K-8 Center


Daughtrey Elementary


Dodgertown Elementary

Vero Beach

Eccleston Elementary


Edward H. White High School


Endeavour Elementary School


Evans High School


Homestead Middle School


Howard W. Bishop Middle School


Jefferson County K-12


John F. Kennedy Middle School

Riviera Beach

Jones High School


Keystone Heights Jr./Sr. High School

Keystone Heights

Lake Worth High School

Lake Worth

Manatee Elementary


Miami Southridge Sr. High


Mort Elementary School


OCPS Academic Center for Excellence


Orange Park High School

Orange Park

Parker Elementary

Pine Forest High School


Sabal Palm Elementary


South Woods Elementary School


The Webster School

St. Augustine

Wilkinson Junior High School


Community Partnership Schools inspire educational and lifetime success.

Innovation in action

Student Thrives with Support of Community Partnership School Counselor

Shewendlie transferred to Evans High School, A Community Partnership School, in the middle of her sophomore year – at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her stress triggered frequent panic attacks, making it impossible to focus on anything else. She was terrified … she knew she needed help. Thankfully, ShewendIie found hope and help when […]

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Mental Health Matters: CHS Helps Children and Families Thrive

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month – a time to focus on mental health and help reduce the stigma associated with seeking care. Mental health challenges can have a substantial impact on children’s educational, mental, social, and physical well-being, as well as their family’s peace and stability. As we provide children and families with […]

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A Principal’s Reflections: How School-Community Connections Build Thriving Communities

Angela Feliciano, Principal at Eccleston Elementary, A Community Partnership School shares the power of schools and communities coming together to address local needs and  increase student achievement and success. Through dedicated partnerships and collaboration, the Community Partnership Schools™ model builds flourishing communities. Q: How do you feel seeing so many partners and volunteers coming together […]

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