Full-Service Community School

Lincoln Park is one of four schools selected by the Minnesota Department of Education to receive funds to support their work toward becoming a community school.  The model helps create partnerships between schools and community resources and can lead to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities.

For more information on what a Community School is go to http://www.communityschools.org/. Watch for more exciting new on what this means for our Lincoln Park families!

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Engaging Instruction
Engaging
Instructions

Expanded Learning Opportunities
Expanded Learning Opportunities

College Career Citizen
College, Career,
and Citizenship

Health and Social Support
Health and
Social Support

Community Engagement
Community
Engagement

Early Childhood Development
Early Childhood
Development

Family Engagement
Family
Engagement

Youth Development Activities
Youth Development
Activities

Strategic Alignment
Strategic
Alignment

Just like smart phones, community schools have an infrastructure or operating system that makes all the 'apps' work in a synchronized manner.  A school-site leadership team, often comprised of educators, parents, community partners, and others, is responsible for creating a shared vision for the school, identifying desired results and helping align and integrate the work of partners with the school.  A community school coordinator works hand-in-hand with the principal, and is a member of the school leadership team.  he coordinator is responsible for building relationships with school staff and community partners, for engaging the families and community residents, and coordinating an efficient delivery of supports to students both inside and outside of the classroom, all day, every day.  Data on academic AND non-academic factors drive the work for a community school.