• Community of Caring

    The Community of Caring program funded by the Gulfcoast Community Foundation of Venice's 'Because It Matters' civility initiative. Provides groundbreaking, pioneering leadership in the teaching of values.

    • Integrates the five core values into every aspect of school life –CARING, FAMILY, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY & TRUST
    • Requires no add-ons to the curriculum
    • Offers a K-12, schoolwide, evidence-based framework and process, with unique components for both elementary and secondary
    • Focuses on including all students, especially students with disabilities, in a caring school community
    • Through a comprehensive action plan, coordinating committee, lead teacher/ facilitator, and professional development/ ongoing support, all Community of Caring schools develop programs, projects, and activities
      the following areas: in and across the curriculum, student leadership and forums, family and community involvement, service-learning/community service, and inclusion all students.
    • Improves academic performance and school attendance
    • Improves school climate and creates a caring school community
    • Fosters acceptance of diversity and includes those with intellectual disabilities
    • Creates safer school environments by preventing violence and bullying
    • Prevents teen pregnancy with a youth development focus
    • Reduces tobacco, drug, and alcohol use
    • Helps implement school reform