Strategic Plan 2011 - 2017
Goal 2: Our schools will be partners with families and the community to meet the academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of every student.
City preschools combine play and learning.
2.1 - Since 2006, the Charlottesville Preschool Program has added five classes for three-year-old children, increasing total enrollment to 204 students (60 three-year-olds and 144 four-year-old children). The preschool faculty uses the High/Scope Cognitively Oriented Preschool Curriculum in conjunction with a reading readiness program called Webbing Into Literacy.
High school tutors at the Westhaven Center build relationships with younger students and their families.
2.1 - City schools have several community learning centers to provide academic support and enrichment after school. Greenbrier Elementary has a partnership with Hearthwood Apartments in which Greenbrier staff and volunteers offer homework help in a vacant apartment. Whole Foods Market donates snacks and the site serves as a destination for the school’s Running Club. At Westhaven Community Center, high school students help tutor younger students after school under the guidance of Burnley-Moran Elementary staff. Clark Elementary has established the Busy Bee Learning Center at Friendship Court. Students and families learn
together through field trips and regular family learning nights.
Fresh produce and meals from scratch are part of every weekly menu.
2.2 - Local Food Hub and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services awarded its Trailblazer Award to two CCS employees for their innovative efforts in bringing local food into schools and expanding access to fresh, healthy food. CCS has many partners that help promote nutrition, physical activity, and overall wellness for students and staff.