"Community Schools" Approach
WE ARE COMMITTED TO SERVING THE WHOLE CHILD.
A ”community schools” approach directs attention and resources to all of a student’s needs (see Maslow’s hierarchy of needs below). If a student’s physiological, sociocultural, or socioemotional needs go unmet, their learning is likely to suffer. To that end, we will expand support for students (and families) that allows them to flourish. This approach has been proven in many settings to be a powerful method for improving educational opportunity.
Potential Student & Family Support Services
Counseling services supported by the U-M School of Social Work
On-site health clinic
An on-site health clinic supported by the University of Michigan Health Systems Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools
On-site dental clinic
An on-site dental clinic supported by the U-M School of Dentistry
Neighborhood partnerships/care providers
Partnerships with other neighborhood care providers, including services typically provided by DPSCD and Starfish Family Services
Partnerships with community-based businesses facilitated by the U-M Ross School of Business