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Community Schools

The Georgia Department of Education defines a Whole Child Model School as a community school.  A community school is a school that offers comprehensive educational opportunities through both academic and nonacademic services while partnering with families, students, and the community to increase student access and success. Allowing for individual community differences, the Community School Strategy provides a customized approach while focusing on fundamental community school best practices that are guided by four main pillars: 1) Integrated student supports, 2) Expanded and enriched learning time and opportunities, 3) Family and community engagement and 4) Collaborative leadership and practices. 

The timeline on the document to the right provides a snapshot of the stages and phases that schools will complete on their journey.

Community School Overview
First page of the PDF file: TrackTwo-CommunitySchoolOverview