Embracing the Community
School to community relations are an extremely important factor in student behavior, achievement, and perspective of their learning environment. Successful collaboration, partnerships, and communication with local professionals, mentors, and businesses can be essential for creating positive relationships and an embracing community. The Student-Leader and World Geography & Communications elective courses will focus on discussion, service, problem, and place-based learning. This cornerstone will allow students and teachers to be more engaged and invested in their learning and community. These electives will allow our children to make life-long connections through mentorships and stay connected via crowdsourcing. “It takes a village to raise a child.” We’ve all heard it, but as cliché as it sounds; it’s true. Research proves that when there is a strong relationship between the family, school, and community, then children are more likely to engage in positive behaviors and succeed.