Communities In Schools of Chatham County’s (CIS CC) unique model positions Student Support Specialists inside schools to assess students’ needs and provide resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. We partner with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Whether it’s food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, CIS CC is there to help.
Many children face challenges both inside and outside the classroom. Our Student Support Specialists strategically align and deliver needed resources so that students can focus on learning. At CIS CC we combine the power of one-on-one relationships with the science of proven, evidence-based programs, and mobilize community resources and proven programs to achieve results and remove barriers that keep students from succeeding.
Increased attendance, improved behavior, and satisfactory coursework, in addition to parent and family engagement, are the focus areas guiding our work. Collectively, we call it the ABC + P model. Our Student Support Specialists identify students in danger of not achieving their potential, assess student needs and provide wrap-around interventions and resources to change outcomes.
Student Support Specialists
Student Support Specialists fill a pivotal role as the single point of contact working inside the school building to provide integrated student services. Working closely with school personnel, they connect students and families with community partners and resources that address both academic and nonacademic needs.
CIS CC’s model programs are underway at Chatham Middle School , Virginia Cross Elementary.