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Community Schools Program

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Community schools are schools that develop and utilize partnerships that connect the school, students, families, and surrounding community to the resources needed in order to thrive. They highlight the assets in traditionally underserved communities and leverage partnerships, ultimately providing students, families, and communities with essential services and support. Maryland is home to nearly 360 community schools throughout the State, serving students and families from birth to adulthood. Through strategic partnerships, community schools work to provide access to high-quality academics, health services, mental health support, academic enrichment, out-of-school time programming, crisis support, adult education classes, leadership development, and more. Dr. Samuel  A. Mudd Elementary School became eligible as the first Charles County Public Schools Community School for the 2021-2022 school year.  During the 2022-2023 school year, Indian Head Elementary School joined the program.  The program has added three schools to the Charles County Public Schools Community Schools team for the 2023-2024 school year: Dr. Gustavus Brown, Eva Turner, and J.P. Ryon Elementary Schools. MSDE has identified five additional schools to join the Community Schools Program for school year 2024-2025: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School, General Smallwood Middle School, John Hanson Middle School, and Thomas Stone High School.

Community School District Liaison

Bathany Goodwin

Bethany Goodwin