At the New Haven Public Schools (NHPS) we believe that, although the school is the primary place for learning, the community also has a vital role to play in the success of our schools and our children.
NHPS works diligently with community partners to develop programs that directly serve our students, both during the school year and in the summer months. From financial support for important programs to individual time spent in a classroom helping a student improve their reading skills, community support and involvement is critical to helping our students know that their success is important to all of us.
o New Haven Promise – New Haven Promise is a first-of-its-kind scholarship program in Connecticut. Promise is a location-based program that provides scholarships up to 100% tuition for residents and graduates of New Haven Public Schools and approved charter schools. A key to New Haven’s future, Promise is revitalizing the City of New Haven through increased educational attainment, increasing home ownership rates, cultivating a culture of college-readiness, reducing high school dropout rates, and promoting community and parental engagement. Promise is proudly supported and funded by Yale, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Wells Fargo, and the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
o School Planning & Management Team (SPMT) – parents, teachers, and administrators at each school develop and evaluate plans for student achievement
o Citywide Parent Leadership Team and Title I Parents Group – parent leadership organizations that collaborate on projects around students and schools
o Parent Teacher Organizations (PTO) – provide ongoing support to students and school staff at each school
o Yale University has a strong partnership with the district through various programs including the School of Music, Medical School, Teachers’ Institute, and student internships
o District Wellness Committee – promotes and advises activities of the district’s first ranked wellness policy and links with School Wellness Teams
o Important partnership with local health services – 17 School-Based Health Centers