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Community Schools Overview

In 2019, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) had the largest single year rollout of community schools anywhere in the country outside of New York City. On the heels of a historic victory in the state legislature, with the passing of the Maryland Blueprint for Education, which provided funding for the initial rollout of these new community schools. PGCEA has worked to implement community schools for several years and is excited to be leading on these efforts.

What is a Community School?

A community school is a community hub — both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and are open to everyone — all day, every day, evenings and weekends.

Six Pillars of Community Schools

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Expanded and Culturally Relevant Curriculum
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PGCPS Community Schools

Adelphi ES
Annapolis Road Academy Alternative HS
Beacon Heights ES
Bladensburg ES
Buck Lodge MS
Calverton ES
Carole Highlands ES
Carrollton ES
Catherine T. Reed ES
Cherokee Lane ES
Chillum ES
Cool Spring ES
Cooper Lane ES
Dodge Park ES
Edward M. Felegy ES
Flintstone ES
Forest Heights ES
Gaywood ES
Gladys N. Spellman ES
Glassmanor ES
Glenridge ES
International High School @ Langley Park
International High School @ Largo
James McHenry ES
Judge Sylvania Woods ES
Lamont ES
Langley Park/McCormick ES
Laurel ES
Lewisdale ES
Mary Harris “Mother” Jones ES
Mt. Rainier ES
Nicholas Orem MS
Oaklands ES
Port Towns ES
Ridgecrest ES
Riverdale ES
Robert Frost ES
Roger Heights ES
Rosa Parks ES
Springhill Lake ES
Templeton ES
Thomas S. Stone ES
William Beanes ES
William Wirt MS
Woodridge ES

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