CASA is the state’s largest immigrant services and advocacy organization and will provide wrap-around services to support the broader family needs of the student population and develop parent and student leadership skills to actively engage in the system. CASA helps us develop a comprehensive program for our students and families by partnering with other community-based organizations to help us get the support our students need. For further information, see www.casademaryland.org.
Internationals Network for Public Schools partners with public school districts throughout the United States to design, open and network highly effective schools that serve English Language Learners. Drawing from over 27 years of success with innovative approaches in small schools and cutting edge language development curricula and professional development, Internationals now supports 19 International High Schools and Small Learning Communities in New York, California, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Go to http://internationalsnps.org/ for more information on the model and to see schools across the country that are part of the network.
There are many other organizations that we will work with to help us provide support for our students and families. Some of the possible partners include, but are not limited to:
provided us guidance concerning the green school application. Schmidt Center staff made themselves available in providing staff members with professional development on Indoor Air Quality. Society of Earth Savers also benefited from this partnership by providing students the opportunity to do energy audit, indoor air quality audit, as well as training on air quality.
Ms. Wolf visited the school a number of times providing students with learning experiences through presentations on Chesapeake Bay watershed, garden design, selecting native plants for planting, and actual soil investigation. The partnership culminated by Ms. Wolf's guidance on the garden completion. ICPRB also provided the school with shovels, rakes, edger, garden gloves, bags of soil and mulch, and paid for the native plants planted.
The partnership allowed students to have a free field trip to the National Colonial Park in Accokeek. During the trip, 9th and 10th graders participated in an onsite activity dubbed as the Eco-Explorers. Students travelled back in time to witness how careless action from all of us can affect the future. Staff from Accokeek Foundation came to school several times especially during the Clean Up, Green Up part 2- Garden Time to assist students in planting vegetables, herbs and berry bushes.
The partnership in coined in providing 2 free field trips a year. This year's trip will allow students experience the Bridging the Watershed activity.
This company provided the school pre-cut woods, bags of soil, bags of mulch, hummer, nails, shovels, and pickaxes.