MNPS designates 'community schools' to increase involvement - WKRN News 2

MNPS designates 'community schools' to increase involvement

Posted: Updated: Feb 28, 2013 02:03 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro Nashville Public Schools has decided to turn 17 schools into what they call "community schools."

The program, called Community Achieves, will work by using the schools as a hub for all types of community services that families need.

Each school will assess its needs and then work with partners to offer programs to meet those needs, including after school programs, adult education, health clinics, job counseling and sports and community events.

By implementing the Community Achieves program, educators hope to keep families involved to increase achievement while lowering the risk of student dropouts.

The Community Achieves program will use key partners like Alignment Nashville, United Way, YMCA, the PENCIL Foundation, the Metro Public Health Department and Conexion Americas.

The 17 community schools are:

  • Antioch High School
  • Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School
  • Brick Church Middle School
  • Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary
  • Chadwell Elementary
  • Cole Elementary
  • DuPont Hadley Middle
  • Glencliff High School
  • Gra-Mar Middle School
  • John Early Museum Magnet Middle
  • I.T. Creswell Middle
  • Maplewood High School
  • Margaret Allen Middle School
  • McKissack Middle School
  • Napier Enhanced Option Elementary
  • Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet
  • Wright Middle School
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