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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

Panama City

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

Eccleston Elementary, A Community Partnership School Helps Family Navigate Crisis

Nearly 3 years after COVID-19 first sent families into crisis, Natasha, a fourth grader at Eccleston Elementary, A Community Partnership School and her family were still navigating the impact left behind by the pandemic. The family developed a close relationship with the Community Partnership School team throughout the years and frequently received supplemental nutritional and […]

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Community Partnership School Supports Family in the Wake of Tragedy

A brother and his sister were living with their mother, who was in a horrendous domestic violence situation, that eventually led to her murder. These children were living in a very unsafe home environment and because of their living situation, their basic needs were being neglected. They  did not have adequate access to food, clothing […]

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Hoop Dreams: OCPS ACE, A Community Partnership School is a slam dunk for students’ success

“SWISH”  The sound of a basketball gliding through the net with ease and bouncing on the gymnasium floor quickly followed by the rush of footsteps and cheers echoed through the air. Proud parents, family members and teachers filled the stands, cheering on the 13 young men who make up the boys basketball team at OCPS […]

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