Title I is the United States Federal Government largest education program to support public schools. Funded through the Elementary & Secondary Act (ESEA), Title I is designed to support all students in meeting the State Standards. The goal is to emphasize high academic standards in an effort to help students succeed academically and reach grade level performance expectations.
Columbia Heights Public Schools offers Title I programs to meet the needs of students at individual schools. In all of our buildings, this means a "targeted" program where selected students receive additional academic instruction or other types of assistance to support them in school. Typically services focus on providing additional help in reading and/or math instruction.
Columbia Heights Public Schools allocates Title I funds to provide training to administrators, teachers and assistants and support district wide family engagement activities. Title I funds also help a special population of students including those attending non-public schools, early childhood students and students/families experiencing homelessness.
Typically students identified as needing Title I services are those having academic difficulties or other concerns that are affecting their academic achievement in school. Students' needs are usually identified by their teachers based on test scores and other measures of academic performance. Those who show the greatest educational need and are not already receiving special education services or Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS) services are served first.
Title I School Wide Plans
A school wide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; the primary goal is to ensure all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic achievement standards. This school wide reform strategy requires that a school do the following:
- Create a planning committee;
- Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment;
- Identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs;
- Create a comprehensive plan; and
- Conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the school wide program and revise the plan as necessary.
Adopting this strategy should result in an ongoing, comprehensive plan for school improvement that is owned by the entire school community and tailored to its unique needs. Whereas Title I targeted assistance programs only provide educational services to identified individual students, school wide programs allow staff in schools with high concentrations of students from low-income families to redesign their entire educational program to serve all students. The emphasis in school wide program schools is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to achieve a common goal.
Use the links below to access each Schoolwide Title and Parent Involvement plans:
- Highland Elementary Schoolwide Title Plan
- Highland Elementary Parent Involvement Plan
- North Park Elementary Schoolwide Title Plan
North Park Elementary Parent Involvement Plan
- Valley View Elementary Schoolwide Title Plan
Valley View Elementary Parent Involvement Plan
- Columbia Academy Schoolwide Title Plan
Columbia Academy Parent Involvement Plan
- Columbia Heights High School Schoolwide Title Plan
Columbia Heights High School Parent Involvement Plan
For additional information, call the Teaching and Learning Department at 763.528.4435.