Community Partnership School

Improving Student Well-being

Community Partnership Schools:

Franklin Park Elementary
Fort Myers Middle Academy
Colonial Elementary School  

In collaboration with United Way, The School District of Lee County, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Lee Health. 

Through a long-term collaborative partnership between four core community partners along with the Center for Community Schools at the University of Central Florida, Franklin Park Elementary (2323 Ford St., Ft Myers, FL 33916) was selected as Lee County’s first Community Partnership School. In 2021, Fort Myers Middle Academy (3050 Central Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901) was selected as the second Community Partnership School, in an effort to follow the ‘cradle to career’ pathway.

A Community Partnership School is both a physical place, as well as a set of partnerships between a school and community resources. A Community Partnership School utilizes four pillars- expanded learning, wellness supports, family and community engagement, and collaborative leadership- to focus its efforts in addressing barriers to success such as hunger, poverty, lack of access to adequate health care, lack of educational supports, and other challenges the community faces, as identified by the community. Through eliminating these barriers to resources for students, staff, families, and the community, the Community Partnership Schools’ goal is to increase the chances of student success and well-being.

Joining the team in 2023, Colonial Elementary was chosen as the newest Community Partnership School.

Community Partnership School
Colonial Elementary School Logo

Who We Are

Lee Health Hospital Care People
Lee County School District
University Central Florida School