Support OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, A Community Partnership School

Join us as we come together to Reshape the Future for students and families at OCPS Academic Center for Excellence, A Community Partnership School. 

The Challenge

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 access to health care and more. They carry so much weight that they simply cannot focus on their education.

The Solution: Community Partnership Schools

With your help, we can provide support, services, and solutions to help alleviate those burdens. Programs and services offered build on daily classroom learning and include:

  • Tutoring and mentoring programs
  • On-site medical and dental services
  • On-site counseling and case management services
  • High-quality pre-school program on site
  • Before- and after-school services
  • Athletic and arts programs
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Education and counseling on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices
  • Summer programs
  • ... and so much more!

The Impact of a Community Partnership School

Isaac’s behavior issues began in preschool. He would flip tables over, knock chairs down and he struggled to stay on task. When Isaac started kindergarten, he refused to follow instructions, could not manage his anger and did not get along with his peers, making it impossible for him to focus on learning. Thankfully, through the Community Partnership School at OCPS ACE, Isaac and his teacher had an entire team ready to wrap support around them.

Isaac began participating in a social skills group led by the Community Partnership School team focused on social and emotional learning. Gradually, Isaac’s behavior began to change. He learned to self-regulate and manage his emotions. His focus and determination improved. Instead of shutting down emotionally, Isaac learned to use his words to verbalize and express his needs and feelings.

Isaac quickly emerged as a leader in the classroom – he encourages other students and works diligently to complete his school work. “Isaac has made a complete 180,” recalls his kindergarten teacher, Ms. Daniels. “With the support of the Community Partnership School team, Isaac learned the social emotional learning skills he needs to focus on academics and success.”

Join us in building more bridges to success for kids like Isaac! Sponsor or register to attend the CHS Reshaping the Future Fundraising Breakfast.

About CHS

We believe in the potential of every child and family. We believe children and families are stronger than the odds stacked against them – and, together, we can create opportunities that bring brighter futures.

Life can be hard, and no child, no family should face the tough times alone.

CHS delivers the right services at the right time to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. We work to help keep more kids safe at home with their families, giving parents confidence and opportunities to build upon their strengths, empowering them to raise their children in healthy, nurturing homes.