How CIS’ Integrated Student Supports Work
Full time CIS Project Managers are skilled at assessing students’ needs, providing direct services and making referrals to community resources. CIS believes that by providing our Six Core Services we can empower students to stay in school and achieve in life.
Supportive Guidance & Counseling
CIS facilitates Supportive Guidance and Counseling sessions to help students identify, understand, and self-regulate their emotions and interactions with peers and adults by addressing issues such as grief and loss, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, anxiety, and suspected drug/alcohol use. CIS provides students with emotional support in both individual and group settings to increase coping skills.
CIS provides Academic Support through tutoring sessions for students that require personalized attention. Project Managers provide one-on-one support as well as support groups in test-taking, study skills, or subject areas depending on the needs of individual students.
Health & Human Services
CIS delivers a variety of Health and Human Services as well as linkages via referrals to local social service agencies to meet basic needs involving food, clothing, housing, transportation, crisis intervention, employment, rent and utility assistance, medical, dental, and mental health issues.
College & Career Readiness
CIS prepares youth for post-secondary education and careers beyond high school through College & Career Readiness activities. CIS works with students to build skills to navigate systems for their future. CIS hosts career days, holds resume workshops, teaches students how to apply for a job, and trains students how to have a successful job interview.
Parent & Family Engagement
CIS believes that coordinating Parent & Family Engagement activities on the school campus increases students’ support system at home and helps performance in the classroom. CIS delivers parent workshops to engage parents. Workshops cover topics such as financial literacy, bilingual education, computer literacy, college readiness, school credits, and career building. CIS also coordinates volunteer opportunities for parents at the school to involve the family in their child’s education.
CIS offers various Enrichment Activities, including organizing trips for kids to visit local museums, cultural events, and college campus tours. CIS also plans large group events such as guest speaker presentations and health fairs.
Evidence of Our Effectiveness
CIS has a rigorous Quality and Standards department (Q&S) to maintain a high level of quality control in the services we provide. Q&S tracks student service data, demographics, and end-of-year outcomes to measure and evaluate the success and impact of all CIS programs. Here is the data from our 2015-2016 school year: