Florida Initiatives

Current Community Partnership School initiatives in Florida include the following:

Flagship Community Partnership School

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Evans High School • A Community Partnership School – Orlando, FL
Core Partners: Orange County Public Schools, Children’s Home Society of Florida, University of Central Florida, True Health

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Learn more: UCF Hosts Evans High School Students at Youth Summit – By Drexler B. James, UCF Today, May 18, 2017

Implementation Stage of Development

ALACHUA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Howard Bishop Middle School – Gainesville, FL
Core Partners: Alachua County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Alachua County Health Department, University of Florida, Santa Fe State College

BREVARD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Endeavour Elementary School – Cocoa, FL
Core Partners: Brevard Public Schools, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Eastern Florida State College, University of Central Florida, Brevard Health Alliance, The City of Cocoa

Learn more: Senior Pentagon Leaders Visit AFTAC’s Community School – By Susan A. Romano, Dobbins Air Reserve Base News, Sept. 15, 2016

DUVAL COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Edward H. White High School – Jacksonville, FL
Core Partners: Duval County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, University of North Florida, Agape Community Health Center

ESCAMBIA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
*C. A. Weis Elementary School – Pensacola, FL
Core Partners: Escambia County School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, University of West Florida, Sacred Heart Health Care System/Escambia County Clinic

Learn more: Community Partnership School: A Bridge Out of Poverty – By Reggie Dogan, Pensacola Today, May 1, 2015

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Mort Elementary School – Tampa, FL
Core Partners: Hillsborough County Public Schools, University Area Community Development Corporation, University of South Florida, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Tampa Family Health Centers, Tampa Innovation Alliance, Florida Hospital

Learn more: WEDU PBS Reports on New Community School Model at Mort Elementary – WEDU PBS, Sept. 22, 2016

*Sulphur Springs Headstart – 8 – Tampa, FL
Core Partners: Hillsborough County School District, YMCA, University of South Florida, Others TBD

INDIAN RIVER SCHOOL DISTRICT
Pelican Island Elementary School – Sebastian, FL
Core Partners: Indian River School District, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Indian River State College, Indian River County Health Department, Educational Foundation of Indian River County, Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH)

ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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OCPS Academic Center for Excellence – Orlando, FL (Parramore)
Core Partners: Children’s Home Society of Florida, Boys and Girls Club, Valencia College, University of Central Florida, Harris Rosen Foundation, City of Orlando, Other TBD

Learn more: UCF Helps Bring Community Partners Together to Support New School in Parramore – By Karen Guin, UCF Today, Aug. 14, 2017

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS
*Gulfside Elementary School – Holiday, FL
Core Partners: District School Board of Pasco County (DSBPC); Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc.; University of South Florida; Premier Community HealthCare

Learn more: Gulfside Elementary Is Area’s First ‘Community School’ – WFTS Tampa Bay, Dec. 12, 2016

ST. JOHNS COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
SouthWoods Elementary School – Saint Augustine, FL
Core Partners: St. Johns County Public Schools, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Others TBD

Webster Elementary School – Saint Augustine, FL
Core Partners: St. Johns County Public Schools, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Others TBD

Planning Stage of Development

CLAY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
*Wilkinson Junior High School, Middleburg, FL
Core Partners: Clay County Public Schools, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Others: TBD

LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLSLeesburg Elementary School – Leesburg, FL
Core Partners: Lake County Schools, Kids Central, Lake Sumter State College, Florida Department of Health – Lake County, LifeStream Behavioral Center, Boys and Girls Club of Lake and Sumter Counties, The Father’s House Faith-Based Center

POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Crystal Lake Elementary School – Lakeland, FL
Core Partners: Polk County School District, Heartland for Children, Southeastern University, Central Florida Health Care, United Way of Central Florida, Polk Vision

Learn more: The Ledger Reports on Community School Initiative in Polk County – By Madison Fantozzi, The Ledger, May 5, 2017

*Grant awardees

Emerging Community Partnership Schools

LEON COUNTY SCHOOLSSabal Palm Elementary School – Tallahassee, FL
Core Partners: Leon County Schools, City of Tallahassee, Whole Child Leon, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, Neighborhood Medical Center, Bond Community Health Center, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend, America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Learn more: Tallahassee Democrat Reports on Need for Community Partnership Schools – By Betsy Couch, Tallahassee Democrat, April 23, 2017