• Referral Process

    Who can make a referral?


    A teacher, an administrator, a parent, a friend or the student (self-referral) can choose to refer to the Communities In Schools program on campus.


    How do I make a referral?


    Complete the attached Communities In Schools Recommendation form

    Recommendation form English

    Recommendation form Spanish


    What does Communities In Schools do with your referral?



    1. CIS will review your recommendation/referral and contact you for follow-up consultation.
    2. CIS will then meet with the student to discuss the referral and explain the Communities In Schools program services.
    3. The student will receive a Parent Consent Form to take to his/her parent or primary guardian. Student MUST bring back the Parent Consent Form before we are able to complete a Formal Assessment.
    4. Once the assessment is complete, an individualized service plan is completed with student. The student will meet with the Communities In Schools staff for services.
    5. As a follow-up you will be updated on the student’s progress verbally or in writing using our Referral Acknowledgment Form.
    6. Please do not expect an overnight change in student’s behavior and/or performance – change is a process! Sometimes things may appear to get worse before they get better.



    Will a student’s participation disrupt class time?

    Communities In Schools take the students’ academic success very seriously. Our individual and group services are conducted during office hours, during lunch or before and after school. CIS will only schedule appointments or allow walk-ins with students during those times or with special permission from the teacher. In the rare case of a crisis situation that must be handled immediately in collaboration with campus administration.

    There are some students with more intense needs who may spend a little more time with their Communities In Schools staff – please trust that this time is considered valuable by CIS and is spent working with the student so that he/she can improve behavior and/or performance in school, thus needing less and less the Communities In Schools program.