The Academy

 

Title 1 Reading Lab


What is Title I?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I at The Academy is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in reading. The Title I program provides students in grade K-4 with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom.

How does The Academy receive Title I money?

First, the federal government provides funding to each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. How much money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school. We get our low-income count from Income Verification Form filled out during annual registration. To view the form visit The Academy web-site, here’s the link. Even though we don’t participate in the federally funded school lunch program, this form gives us our count toward Title 1 funding.

How is the money used at The Academy?

The Title 1 teachers along with classroom teachers and our Special Education Director:

• Identify the students at our school, who need the most educational assistance based on preselected criteria, students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services

• Set goals for improving the skills of students at our school
• Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title 1 program for each student
• Develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction

 

The Academy Title I program offers:

• Smaller classes and a special instructional space 
• Opportunities for professional development for school staff
• Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need 
• A variety of supplementary teaching methods, 
• Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular classroom instruction.

How Can You Help?

Parents, you can influence the success of students in school more than any teacher or federal program, by remaining an active participant in the parent involvement plan at your school: 
• Serve as a role model, showing your student that you support his/her education, by attending Title 1 Parent Nights, and other school-sponsored activities 

• Assure that you are aware of your student’s educational progress; attend Parent/Teacher Conferences and/or ask that I send weekly progress monitoring charts to your personal e-mail

• Teach your student that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support our efforts: volunteer, attend PTO meetings, consider joining the 2014-2015 Title 1 Parent Advisory Committee

• Communicate with me and your child’s classroom teacher regularly, by writing notes, telephoning the school,  etc.

• Keeping me and your child’s classroom teacher informed about events in his/her or her life which may affect performance at school,

• Discuss with me, your student’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement

• Keeping me and your child’s classroom teacher informed about events in his/her or her life which may affect performance at school,
• Discussing with me, your student’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement


 

2016 - 2017 Literacy Intervention Program

2016 - 2017 Continuous Improvement Plan