Community Schools

South Valley Prep Community Schools focuses on the integration of academics, health and social services, and youth, family and community engagement, and development, as a strategy to improve student learning and facilitate stronger families and healthier communities.

What is a Community School?

Expanded Learning Time and Opportunities

Enrichment activities emphasize real-world learning and community problem-solving. After-school and weekend, and summer programs provide academic instruction and individualized support.

LANGUAGE CULTURE

Folklorico/Flamenco
Gardening/Los Jardines
MECHA
Mariachi
Spoken Word/Warehouse 508
Cultural Workshops/Dia de Los Muertos

STEM-STEAM

Future Engineer
Coding
Robotics
MANOS
ESports
Camping
Murals

FINE ARTS

Active Family and Community Engagement

Promoting interaction among families, administration, and teachers helps families to be more involved in the decisions about their children’s education. Schools function as neighborhood hubs. There are educational opportunities for adults, and family members can share stories and serve as equal partners in promoting student success.

FAMILY LITERACY

ABE/ESOL Classes
Adult Financial Literacy
Computer Literacy
Workforce Development
Parent Curriculum Workshops
IEP Workshops
Parent Tech Support
Cooking - 3 sisters kitchen holiday / culture cooking

COMMUNITY

Dia de los Muertos
Los Jardines
SIWI
6th/7th grade field trips
Thanksgiving family food baskets

Collaborative Leadership and Practice

Parents, students, teachers, principals, and community partners build a culture of professional learning, collective trust, and shared responsibility using strategies such as site-based leadership teams and teacher learning communities.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP

SIWI Program
Student Council / Senate
Community Schools Equity Council

POSITIVESCHCULTURE

School Campaigns
Qualities for Success

Integrated Student Supports

A dedicated staff member coordinates support programs to address out-of-school learning barriers for students and families. Mental and physical health services support student success.

HEALTH WELLNESS

Gardening
Cooking
Sports/Physical Activity
Hiking
Running Club
Biking
Dental Clinics
Vaccination Clinics
School Based Health Services

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL

SEL Curriculum
Social Work Strategies
Outdoor Exploration

TUTORING

Amanda Gutierrez-Lopez

Community Schools Coordinator

For over three years Amanda has served as South Valley Prep’s Community School Coordinator. You will often find her connecting students and families to community resources and opportunities. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker who focuses on macro level change. When she is not serving as the bridge between families and communities she enjoys spending time with her family, exploring different eateries, and collecting interesting reads.

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