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Communities In Schools © 2013

979-849-0321

201 E. Myrtle St., Suite 260  Angleton, Texas 77515
Who Benefits from Communities In Schools

Our CIS and ACE programs are available to all students and families who need, are referred or request our services. However, our targeted population are those students who are “at risk” of not doing well in school or society, including dropping out of school because their academic, social, physical, economic, spiritual and emotional needs are not being adequately met. We provide our services at the school site during and after school hour, at campuses in Alvin ISD, Brazosport ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD, Galena Park ISD, La Porte ISD, Pasadena ISD, and Pearland ISD.

Our case-managed students are typically referred to our program by the school principals, counselors, teachers and CIS staff. The definition of “at risk” is broad in scope. As defined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) it includes students who exhibit one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Have not met promotion requirements
  • Perform poorly on achievement tests
  • Have limited English proficiency
  • Are victims of abuse or neglect
  • Engage in delinquent conduct
  • Reside in a residential placement facility

Students referred to CIS can also be those identified by the school administrators or counselors as “at-risk” based on their school attendance, grades, discipline problems, vocational needs, and their need for other services such as health, food or clothing. CIS also targets students who possess multiple risk factors and are at high risk of not succeeding in school because of a combination of counter productive behaviors and conditions such as poverty, low self-esteem, academic and/or behavioral difficulties on campuses, failing one or more classes, peer pressures, gangs, substance abuse, etc. These risk factors most often lead to failure at school or dropping out of school which in turn places a social and economic burden on the student, parents, schools and the community