Community PLUS Schools Add Up to Success!
Community PLUS Schools, a United Way of Anchorage community collaboration, gets the right students the right supports at the right time. Teachers identify students who are missing too much school and could benefit from extra help. We know that when students are given the support they need, their attendance goes up. On average, students who get assistance from Community PLUS Schools have higher attendance rates, and attendance is the foundation for success in school.
Teachers can refer the student and their family to a Community PLUS Schools Manager, who then works with our community partners to get them that extra help. Some of the most common ways we help kids are with school lunches, tutoring, after school clubs, and after school transportation. In the 2017-18 school year, more than 200 students were provided with supports, and during the previous school year, 94 students were connected to 135 supports. Each year Community PLUS Schools has expanded its impact and broken down barriers that prevent student success.
In addition, support and mentoring is provided to connect families with services, help develop a network for assistance and teach effective strategies to bolster children’s academic success.
United Way of Anchorage and the Anchorage School District have lead this collaboration for the past four years starting with four schools and this year has grown to 12. We hope to continue to reach more students and schools into the future.
Our schools include:
- Airport Heights Elementary
- Baxter Elementary*
- College Gate Elementary
- Kasuun Elementary*
- Lake Hood Elementary*
- Lake Otis Elementary
- Nunaka Valley Elementary
- Russian Jack Elementary
- Scenic Park Elementary
- Susitna Elementary
- Tyson Elementary*
- Wendler Middle School
*Newly Added School Partnership
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