Title One

TITLE 1 INFORMATION

Calhoun Falls Charter School is a Title I school.  What does this mean for parents, students, and other stakeholders?

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 - Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged.

 

Purpose of Title I

Purpose of Title I

  • Title I (of the federal No Child Left Behind legislation) is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet challenging state content standards.
  • Title I resources are distributed to schools where needs are the greatest, in amounts sufficient to make a difference in the improvement of instruction.

 

Title I Participation

Title I Participation
 
Calhoun Falls Charter School continually monitors the implementation of the Title I plan and welcomes input from parents, school staff, and community members regarding its current and future Title I plans. A copy of our Title I plan is located in the front office.    If you would like to participate on the schools’ Title I Planning Team or make comments on the plan, please let us know. We welcome your participation, suggestions, and comments. We have copies of the Parent Involvement Policy and the School-Parent Compact  available at our Title One meetings. Your input is requested prior to finalizing these documents. Copies of these are made available in the front office and on our school website.

Parental Involvement

 Parental Involvement

Parental involvement is an integral part of the Title I program. Parents are encouraged to become partners in helping their children achieve and become actively involved in all aspects of the process of the Title I program, from the writing of the plan to its implementation and evaluation. 

A strong connection between the home and the school is a key element in student success. Materials, strategies, and help from teachers are available to parents of students receiving Title I services. Opportunities for active parent participation should include, but not be limited to, Parent Workshops, School-Parent Compact, School Improvement / Title I Planning Team, conferences, newsletters and more.

The Every Student Succeeds Act legislation requires schools to utilize a portion of their Title I funds to support parent involvement. Parents should contact Kalan S. Rogers with any comments or suggestions regarding the school’s parent involvement expenditures.

PARENT'S RIGHT TO KNOW

Parent’s Right to Know

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Students Succeeds Act, parents may request the following information:
1. Whether the student’s teacher:

  • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
  • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.

2. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.

Title I Expenditures for 2018-2019

Title I Expenditures for 2018-2019

 

The activities listed below are included in our school’s Title I plan that was jointly developed by members of the school’s Title I Planning Team this past school term.

  • Employ a 1 x .4 FTE Interventionist to use formative assessments to track progress of low-achieving students, help guide curriculum and assessment for at-risk students in grades 6-12.
  • To create, print, copy, and distribute parent-school communications, such as parent/student handbooks, newsletters, and brochures.
  • Purchase Grad Point Software by Pearson to provide credit recovery coursework for high school students.
  • Purchase USA Test Prep interim assessment software licenses to identify areas where students need improvement to prepare for state-tested subjects.
  • Purchase End-of-Course (EOC) books for EOC Prep classes for extra support for at-risk students.
  • Purchase Classworks by Curriculum Advantage software license for middle school students during remediation and enrichment.
  • Purchase Flocabulary software license to provide  an animated content, into science, social studies, English, and math.
  • Employ 1 x .30 FTE Behavior & Attendance Modification Coordinator / Intensive Care Unit Coordinator to work with targeted students to address behavior and attendance concerns to ensure on-time graduation and increase proficiency in academics.
  • Employ 1 x .50 FTE Curriculum Coordinator to guide data-driven instruction and best practices through analysis of student data and on-site professional development.
  • Purchase two Dell Interactive Touch Screen Monitor to support interactive learning for students in all grades.
  • Employ one summer school teacher to provide remediation and/or credit recovery for low-achieving students.
  • Purchase 51 chrome books for students used to support 1 to 1 integration and the use of chrome books within the 6th - 12th grade classroom.
  • Purchase 25 additional laptops for teachers used to support 1 to 1 integration and the technology growth within the 6th- 12th grade classroom.
  • Purchase 2 chromebook charging carts to support the use of chromebooks in the school.

If you would like to review a copy of our entire Title I plan (which includes additional activities, start and end dates, use of funds, activity cost, funding source, and evaluation), you may do so in our office.