A community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between Port Richmond High School and other community resources. Its integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. Community schools offer a personalized curriculum that emphasizes real-world learning and community problem-solving. Schools become centers of the community and become an important part of the Port Richmond community as we all partner together for the good of all.
Using our school as a hub, the Raider Family brings together many partners to offer a range of supports and opportunities to children, youth, families and local communities. Our partners work with us to achieve these results: Students are ready to enter school; students attend school consistently; students are actively involved in learning and their community; families are increasingly involved with their children's education; schools are engaged with families and communities; students succeed academically; students are healthy - physically, socially, and emotionally; students live and learn in a safe, supportive, and stable environment, and communities are desirable places to live. All of this will support our students in striving to attain a college education while also benefiting the larger Staten Island community
Port Richmond H.S. is now part of a national movement focused on a holistic and comprehensive approach to education. This approach prioritizes student wellness, readiness to learn, personalized instruction, community partnerships and family engagement as key strategies to leverage better academic outcomes among high-need students. Services offered to students and their families at Port Richmond H.S. include: