Prospect Academy Earns National Award for School, Family and Community Partnerships

Prospect Academy earned a 2021 Partnership School Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. Prospect Academy was recognized for making excellent progress in strengthening and sustaining a comprehensive program of school, family, and community partnerships. 


Prospect Academy, a member of NNPS, described how it organized “Play and Family Learn” sessions to engage more and different families in ways that support school improvement goals for student success. NNPS requires evidence of good program development including teamwork, leadership, goal-linked plans for action, implementation with outreach to all families, evaluation, and network connections. 


“Prospect Academy is conducting evidence-based strategies to strengthen its welcoming climate and to engage parents and community partners in ways that improve student attendance, behavior, achievement, health, and other student outcomes,” said Dr. Joyce L. Epstein, Director of NNPS. “Even during the COVID-19 crisis, Prospect Academy continues to partner with all students’ families in productive ways.”