Communities In Schools

Communites In Schools (CIS) places student support specialists in all five schools on the Sea Islands. These specialists  provide the social and emotional skills instruction necessary for students to become resilient and successful. Their work provides astonishing results, despite dealing with under-resourced children at high risk for school failure. At the end of the 2014 – 2015 year, 96 precent (904) of CIS case-managed students (excluding seniors) were promoted to the next grade level and 98 percent (140) of seniors graduated.

  • 96% promoted 904 out of 945 case managed students at End of Year
  • 98% 140 out of 143 of seniors at End of Year graduated
  • 78% of graduating seniors (109) enrolled in college
  • 13% of graduation seniors (18) enlisted in the military
Kiawah Cares often works with CIS to meet a variety of needs on the Sea Islands, from tutoring and mentoring to resources for families. View this Charleston County School District video following a Haut Gap student who made enormous improvements after CIS mentoring by former Kiawah Island property owner Art Jones.