The Community Schools Program has been operating in the JCPS District since 1997, but the concept is ages old. A Community School is a public school building that is open after the regular school day and offers programming for the entire family. Today, we have six district schools that have made the commitment to their communities to keep their doors open as an invitation to community members. All six schools offer a variety of educational and recreational activities for all ages, Monday through Friday year-round. During the school year, all sites are open from the end of the school day until 9 p.m. During the summer months, each site offers a special programming during daytime hours for families, and some even offer full-day camp opportunities. Each Community School’s programming schedule reflects the unique wants and needs of the community surrounding it. The goal of the program is to provide programs that are in direct response to requests of community members.
Community Schools are designed to provide intergenerational, educational, social, cultural, and recreational activities for empowering students and families to maximize their potential. As well as working with community residents, each program focuses on working with community agencies and organizations to enhance the programming provided. Every Community School Program site is unique, much like the communities they serve. Thanks to the many partnerships with such organizations as Louisville Science Center, Louisville Free Public Library, University of Kentucky College of Agricultural Food and Environment, Family & Children's Place, Park Duvall Community Health Center, and Schools can meet the needs of its community. A variety of recreational and educational programs, such as in home fitness, family movie nights, Bingo for books, Financial Literacy, Public Health seminars, nutrition education, dance, film making, and a physical activity curriculum designed around every skillastic kit highlighting fitness, sport-skill development, academic integration, and character development.
Since each program strives to meet the needs of the community it serves, each school has an advisory board to help guide planning. Each board consists of school staff, citizens who live and/or work in the area, and students. New board members are always welcome! Citizens of all ages are invited to check out the offerings at the Community School near them.
Every Community School site has a coordinator who makes connections with the community, organizes programs, and maintains the calendar of events for his or her site. We encourage you to contact the Community School of your choice to find out how you and your family can participate in the many community school programs.
Shawnee High School
4001 Herman St
Louisville Ky 40212
Coordinator- Michael George firstname.lastname@example.org
Farnsley Middle School
3400 Lees Lane
Louisville, KY 40216
Coordinator— Michael George email@example.com
Frost Sixth-Grade Academy/Stuart Middle Academy
4601 Valley Station Road
Louisville, KY 40272
Coordinator- Jeffrey Allgood firstname.lastname@example.org
Iroquois High School
4617 Taylor Boulevard
Louisville, KY 40215
Coordinator— Latasha Downs email@example.com
Meyzeek Middle School
838 Jackson Street
Louisville, KY 40203
Coordinator- Latasha Downs firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Community School welcomes the community to become involved in its program. Contact the Community School of your choice to discover your many opportunities for involvement. Listed below are just a few of the many ways that you can become involved in a Community School program:
- Become a tutor, such as an Every 1 Reads tutor.
- Share your talents.
- Invite the Community School coordinator to come speak to your group or organization.