Student Support Initiatives

Coordinated Student Health Services

Coordinated Student Health Services strives to foster growth, development, and educational achievement of our students by promoting their health and wellness in a safe supportive environment. CSHS embraces collaboration with staff, students, families and the community to achieve this goal.


Services

  • Coordination of healthcare for ESE, 504 and medical fragile students
  • Training for school staff on medical procedures for students
  • Health conditions and emergency plan specific trainings
  • State School Health Program compliance monitoring
  • Health Screenings
  • Immunizations
  • Communicable Disease management
  • Health consultations
  • CPR/AED/First Aid Trainings
  • Nursing services
  • Chronic Disease Management

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Diversity, Prevention & Intervention

Diversity, Prevention & Intervention (DPI) Department’s goal is to plant the seeds for a drug and violence free tomorrow for all Broward County Public School students.  DPI (formerly Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention) employs culturally competent family counselors, prevention specialists, and instructional facilitators to implement its vision through the provision of resources and support to our community of educators, students and families.  Through collaboration and carefully planned services and programs focusing on the four strands of prevention (health & wellness, instructional strategies, violence prevention, and substance abuse prevention), DPI strives to ensure the academic success of all Broward County’s students. They can be reached at (754) 321-1655.


Services

  • 21st Century Learning Center Grants
  • Above the Influence Campaign
  • Anti-Bullying
  • CHAMPS
  • Character Education
  • Choose Peace, Stop Violence
  • Code of Student Conduct, Policy 5.8
  • Creative Empowerment Project
  • Dating Matters Grant/Curriculum
  • Dating Violence
  • Discipline Management System (Technical Support)
  • Diversity Curriculum
  • Diversity Curriculum, including but not limited to state mandates (Hispanic Heritage Month, Holocaust Awareness, Black History Month & Women’s History Month)
  • Diversity Committee
  • Family Life/Human Sexuality Education
  • Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS)
  • Gang Prevention Education
  • Good Behavior Game (PAX)
  • Human Relations Committee
  • Human Relations Councils
  • Human Trafficking Prevention
  • Juvenile Justice System of Care (JJSC)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBT) Support
  • Peer Counseling
  • Plasco (Positive Behavior Intervention)
  • Positive Behavior Supports/Response to Intervention-Behavior (RtI-B)
  • Positive School-wide Behavior Plans
  • Prevention Liaison Support
  • Project Brain (Underage Drinking Prevention)
  • PROMISE (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Supports & Education)
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • School Culture
  • School Health Profiles
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Suspension & Expulsion, Policy 5006
  • Think B4 U Post
  • Welcoming Schools
  • Young Men Who Have Sex With Men (YMSM) Grant Initiative
  • Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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Equity Academic Attainment

The Office of Equity & Academic Attainment is designed to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by students who struggled to find success in traditional educational environments.
 
The specific goals are as follows:
  1. Close the achievement gap between minority males and other subgroups around indicators of early childhood readiness, academic performance, college & career readiness and graduation rates.
  2. Eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline by reducing school related arrests/suspension and expulsions of minority male students.
  3. Support a Three Tier Mentoring model that ensures every child will have access to a mentor.
  4. Successful transition of students into an appropriate educational placement

Services

  • Transition Services for all Non-ESE students
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Educational Transition Support
  • Dropout Prevention Support Services
  • Course and credit recovery guidance and resources
  • Instructional strategies for struggling students
  • Department of Juvenile Justice Educational Transition Support

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Student Services

The Student Services Department provides services to the school and community by removing barriers and promoting academic, social and emotional success for all students.
 

Services

  • Family Counseling
  • School Social Work
  • High School Graduation Initiative (Mentoring Tomorrow’ Leaders)
  • Foster Care Services
  • Homeless Education
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • DJJ (court representation)
  • Behavior Intervention Assignment
  • Promise Neighborhood Coordination
  • Attendance – policies and plan
  • Mental Health Services
  • Broward Truancy Intervention Program (BTIP)
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Substance Abuse

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Title I, Migrant and Special Programs

According to the U.S. Department of Education the purpose of Title 1 funding, “is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.”
 
The basic principles of Title 1 state that schools with large concentrations of low-income students will receive supplemental funds to assist in meeting student’s educational goals. Low-income students are determined by the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. For an entire school to qualify for Title 1 funds, at least 50% of students must enroll in the free and reduced lunch program.
 

Services

  • Parental Involvement Resources
  • Title I Mobile Unit
  • Extended Learning Opportunities
  • Supplemental Computer based Programs
  • Mega-Skills
  • Men that Care
  • Bridges Out of Poverty Training

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Contact Us

Student Support Initiatives
1400 NW 14th Court
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33311
 
 (754) 321-1655
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