What is Title I?

What is Title I?

Harrison Central High School is a Title I school.  Title I is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of this program is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

What will Title I do for my student?

The funding will assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title I funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. Annually, this program reaches over six million students.

Why does our school receive Title I money?

Title I is a program that provides federal funds to some schools due to the percentage of students enrolled who receive free or reduced-price lunches.

Finally, as a Title I School, we:

  • Identified students at our school who need the most educational assistance. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services
  • Set goals for improving the academic outcomes for students at our school
  • Set goals for improving parent engagement at our school
  • Measure student progress and parent engagement to determine the success of the Title I program

How will we spend Title I funds:

  • Instructional Literacy Coaches
  • Professional development for school staff
  • Extra time for student learning
  • Additional supplemental teaching materials
  • Supplemental technology equipment, software, and supplies

Parental Involvement Opportunities

  • Use the Parent Portal of PowerSchool to stay updated on student(s) grades
  • Participate in Title I meetings virtually
  • Watch Family Engagement Videos
  • Communicate with teachers and administrators
  • Discuss with administrators new ways for parents to become more involved
  • Support extracurricular activities