COMMUNITY IN SCHOOLS
Communities In Schools of the Permian Basin (CIS/Permian Basin) provides educational support and guidance within the school setting to those students who are at the highest risk of dropping out. The State of Texas adopted the Communities In Schools (CIS) model in 1979 specifically to address the State’s high drop out rate. The program in the Permian Basin is one of a twenty-seven member state network that has been very effective in helping young people successfully learn, stay in school, and prepare for life. The five CIS basics are based on the belief that every child needs and deserves:
A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult
A safe place to learn and grow
A healthy start and a healthy future
A marketable skill to use upon graduation
A chance to give back to peers and community
CIS/Permian Basin is currently serving twelve campuses in MISD and ECISD, where students are referred to CIS by teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents. Once in the program students receive help in the form of homework assistance, personalized tutorials, and access to computers. CIS/Permian Basin monitors academics, attendance, and behavior. Progress must be made in all areas for continuation of services. CIS acknowledges that those students who are failing one or more subjects, who have high incidence of absenteeism and behavioral issues are at a high risk of not graduating. While personalized tutorials, homework assistance and access to computers do get a few back on the right track, far too many require year round support to remain in school and be successful. Currently in partnership with Junior League of Midland. CIS now provides mentoring services through IMPACT. Mentoring Programs of CIS are XY Zone and Project Athena.
CIS Mission Statement
The mission of CIS is to surrond students with a commuity of support, empoering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
Leadership Retreat at Circle 6 Ranch through Project AthenaTEEN COURT
Midland Teen Court is a "hands on" educational opportunity which allows both offenders and volunteers to experience our system of justice. Participating in Teen Court is a great way to serve your community and better understand our judicial system.Location: Midland County Courthouse, 200 W. Wall (enter ramp on SW corner)
Time: Check-in at 5:00 pm (must be on time)
Dress Code: Long pants or skirts/dress (shirts MUST be tucked in)
Midland Teen Court also offers monthly educational seminars free of charge on varying topics helpful to all youth. A youth with a case in Teen Court will receive 3 hours of community service for each seminar attended. Please note registration is required in advance.