​​Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families Foundation

Carlin Springs Community School

Carlin Springs is Arlington’s model “community school.” This school facility is used as a base to support students and their families by addressing not only academic needs, but also social, emotional and health needs. By addressing the needs of the “whole child,” student success in school and in the larger community is enhanced.

Most of the opportunities associated with the community school model occur before or after school and in the evenings.

Ways the Foundation supports the community school:

  • Support for computer literacy classes for parents and students during the evenings.
  • Principal’s coffees, where parents learn more about what is happening in school and how to support their student’s learning.
  • Funding for student field trips.

  • Home visits where teachers meet with parents and family members in their homes to learn more about the families and any challenges they may face.