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    What is a Full Service Community School?

    Rainier Beach High School is a Full Service Community School that provides students and families with a comprehensive range of programs and services through community partnerships. The Full Service Community Schools project is made possible by a five-year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the project is increase the number of students who meet achievement standards and challenging academic content. Through a collaborative school/community partnership that provides comprehensive educational, social, and health services for students, families, and communities, the project strives to improve the ability of the schools and community partners to coordinate, communicate, and collaborate in reducing academic and non-academic barriers to learning; increase family involvement with their student’s education; increase students’ access to academic, enrichment and support services; and increase the percentage of students demonstrating healthy well-being and positive youth development

    Rainier Beach High School Community Partnerships

    Communities in Schools:

    The model we use to provide these services places a Communities In Schools site coordinator in a school to assess needs, make a plan, and coordinate intensive interventions for the kids most at risk for dropping out, along with services geared to the entire school. The site coordinator works with local community service partners such as social service agencies, businesses, health care providers and volunteers to connect students with needed resources.

    King County Teen Health Center:

    We work in active partnership with teens, their families, the school and our community. The health center, which is located in the school, is open during the school year to provide health care and mental health counseling. The health center is available to all Rainier Beach High School students.

    Urban Impact:

    Provides academic support through in-class tutoring, after school homework help and SAT prep classes throughout the school year. We train tutors from the community and local universities to assist the high school students through building relationships.

    UW Dream Project:
    Students meet with UW students to work on focus areas. Focus areas consist of Graduation requirements, college and career exploration, college applications, financial aid and scholarships, college transition and finding a job.

    City of Seattle Upward Bound:

    Prepares high school students for higher education. The program’s goal is to give students the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to earn a two –or four-year college or technical degree by supporting academic achievement, goal setting, career exploration, and helping students choose what they want to study and what college to attend.  

    College Access Now:

    Provide support to 35 Juniors and Seniors in navigating the college application process, identifying colleges, prepping for tests and explaining financial aid packages and making final college choices.