KH High recognized as a certified community partnership school

Keystone Heights High School leaders and University of Central Florida personnel display a banner commemorating the high school’s certification as a community partnership school.

During the Sept. 1 Clay County School board meeting, the district recognized the certification of Keystone Heights High School’s two-year-old community partnership school.

The partnership is between the school district, the Children’s Home Society, Santa Fe College and Aza Health Care. It provides students and their families with health, social and other services.

Principal Laurie Burke said that through the partnership, 167 students received tutoring services that resulted in all 167 increasing their grade point averages. She added that through the partnership school, five percent of KHHS students received behavioral health services and over 11% of the student body received medical and dental appointments.

“Thirty-seven students and families were able to use the laundry facility,” she said. “Lastly, 152 volunteers dedicated over 1,300 hours in supporting the community partnership schools initiative.”

More on this story later from the Telegraph-Times-Monitor.