Promise Schools | Promise Partnership Utah

Promise Schools

A Promise School is more than just a place where students learn - It’s a place where kids have access to a variety of resources that help them thrive.

Student-Centered Partnerships

Community schools offer an integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement which leads to improved student learning, stronger families, and healthier communities.

Education Support

By bringing in volunteers, connecting students with libraries, and offering credit recovery courses, Community Schools ensure that all kids hit their major milestones.

Health Care

When kids aren’t healthy, they aren’t ready to learn. Community Schools partner with health providers, such as vision clinics, dentists, and mobile clinics to ensure every kid’s health needs are met and they are ready to learn.

Essential Services

When kids are hungry, need supplies, or warm clothes, they can’t focus on learning. Community Schools offer onsite food pantries, get extra help with donations, and offer school supplies, in addition to free and reduced breakfast and lunch to ensure every family has access to the essentials.

Out-of-school Partnerships

Out-of-school time providers have a unique ability to connect with youth, keep them safe during the afternoon hours when juvenile crimes peak, and teach social-emotional skills and prevention behaviors and – in some cases – to actually extend the school day via academic resources.


+ 8%

More 8th graders in the Promise Partnership are proficient in math since 2013-2014.

+ 5,400

More students graduated high school in 2019-20 than in 2013-14 in the Promise Partnership.

- 58%

Reduction in juvenile arrests in South Sale Lake between 2014 and 2019.

+ 8%

More 3rd grade English Language Learners in the Promise Partnership tested as proficient in Language Arts, compared to scores in 2013-2014.