Focus Areas
C.B. Community Schools logo which pictures an abstract blue figure and an orange burst design

C.B. Community Schools (CBCS) is the only high school in the nation dedicated to serving young people living in foster care. Established in 2015, the school serves 70 students, ages 14-21, who deal with significant emotional, physical and social challenges. It seeks to graduate students and prepare them for postsecondary success. At CBCS, every student receives a fully paid scholarship to attend. With a 90% graduation rate, CBCS has far surpassed the 65% national graduation rate for kids in foster care. The school seeks to improve students’ health and well-being by offering healthy food options, healthy cooking skills, and a garden program. Hands-on learning and service-learning projects seek to further engage students and build a stronger connection to what they eat, where food comes from, and the ways in which sustainable food systems can strengthen communities. Activities include the C.B. Cooks! Program, a community meal program with students and caregivers, and a community garden.

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Competency-Based Education Model

Approach to Social Emotional Learning




Grant Program