Community Partnership Schools™

College Park Elementary is Marion County's first school following the Community Partnership Schools™ model.  



The Community Partnership Schools model aims to form a long-term partnership among four core partners - a school district, a university or college, a community-based nonprofit and a healthcare provider.


This comprehensive model leverages the social and institutional capital of all partners. The goal is to remove barriers to learning and provide built-in support so students can achieve academic success and lifelong prosperity.

Locally, our goals include school readiness, student academic success, various pillars of health, and parent and community engagement. We provide a safe space for participants to study, learn, live, connect and thrive




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Mission Statement: Caring for the community one person at a time by Connecting, Teaching and Supporting.


We provide support and meet the broader community's needs while encouraging opportunities to cultivate the school and enrich the community. We provide support through:


     Programs for Parental Opportunities: The Marion County Literacy Council will soon resume classes for the English Language on campus in the evenings. 


     Extended Learning Access for Students: College Park is an extended-hour school. Therefore, students receive an extra hour of instruction each day. While parents and families receive English language education, students are invited to advance fluency and vocabulary interventions. 


     Social and Behavior Support: Students will benefit from exposure to mental health stability and ongoing support from a consistent therapist. 


     Accessibility to Health and Wellness Services: A health program coordinator will integrate various wellness programs and services. One of our core partners, Heart of Florida Health Center, HCA Florida Ocala Hospital and West Marion Hospital, provides physicals when needed.


     Resources to Address Basic Needs: Such as clothing, backpacks, food, school supplies and hygiene are all stored and available in the Husky Den thanks to the generosity of the College Park staff, community and community partners.


The Community Partnership School is a uniting force to help our students succeed. If you have any questions, please contact the program director, Caron Reid at 352-291-4057.