Communities In Schools (CIS) – Bay Area has served the Bay Area of Greater Houston for nearly 20 years as a support to the school districts’ effort to reduce the student dropout rate. With funding provided by the CIS State office, Space Center Rotary, Southwestern Bell, and other private sources, the first CIS – Bay Area program began in September 1989, at League City Intermediate School under the name Bridgeport Communities In Schools.
The following year, CIS – Bay Area expanded into Webster Intermediate School and Clear Creek High School.
At the beginning of its third year, CIS – Bay Area transferred its Clear Creek High School program to Clear View Alternative High School.
In 1994, two schools in Dickinson, Dunbar Middle School and McAdams Jr. High School, were added.
In 1996, CIS – Bay Area opened another site at the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA) Alternative Education Program (AEP).
In 1999 CIS – Bay Area opened sites at Clear Brook, Clear Creek and Clear Lake High Schools with a special focus on 9th grade truancy.
In school year 2002-2003 CIS – Bay Area replicated its 9th grade truancy program at Dickinson High School.
In 2004 CIS – Bay Area began operating its first dropout prevention program for elementary students at McWhirter Elementary in Clear Creek ISD.
In school year 2005-2006 CIS- Bay Area transferred its Webster Intermediate program to Brookside Intermediate and opened two new programs – One at Victory Lakes Intermediate (in Clear Creek ISD) and one at Barber Middle School (in Dickinson ISD).
Communities In Schools – Bay Area now operates programs in seven schools in Clear Creek ISD and five schools in Dickinson ISD.