In accordance with the Elementary & Secondary Education Act, Rancho High School has been designated a Title I School. Below you will find information as to what this means to you and your student, including how Rancho High School's designated Title I funds are being allocated for the 2017-2018 school year. Elementary & Secondary Education Act
Federal legislation passed to set high academic standards and establish measurable goals of achievement to improve outcomes in education.
- For schools, the ESEA…
- Ensures that schools…
- set high standards for student achievement.
- measure student progress using approved tests.
- issue report charting school progress.
- Provides teacher training and professional development to improve instruction.
- Requires yearly testing in math, reading, and science.
- Establishes specific annual yearly levels of progress that all schools must work to meet (e.g. AYP).
- For parents, the ESEA provides…
- School report cards to inform parents of how well their child’s school is performing.
- Information on the qualifications of their child’s teacher.
- Student progress reports to allow parents to learn how their child is performing on grade-level standards.
- For students, the ESEA…
- Sets high expectations for academic achievement.
- Provides access to supplemental services (school choice and/or tutoring) for students at schools that continue to perform below standards.
- Ensures a safe, drug-free environment.
The Title I Program
- What is Title I?
- Title I is a federally funded academic assistance program for schools.
- The goal of Title I is to ensure high quality education for every child.
- What does Title I provide at my child’s school?
- Additional Staff ($203,000 plus $7000 from Rollover Funding)
- Purpose: To lower our student/teacher ratio in academic areas, providing a more conducive learning environment
- Three additional staff members are currently being funded through Title I: two in math and one in science
- Parent Involvement ($2,039)
- Purpose: To improve parent involvement and there by student achievement
- Rollover Funding ($101,950)
- Professional Development
- AP, SAT, and ACT Testing Waivers for students
- What are the parents’ right and responsibility under Title I?
- The right to receive periodic progress reports on the child and the school.
- The right to request information about the qualifications of their child’s teacher.
- The right to help decide if the school’ Title I program is meeting the needs of their child.
- The right to offer suggestions for academic improvement and increased parental involvement.
- The responsibility to share information with the teacher about their child’s interest and abilities.
- The responsibility to ensure that their child attends school regularly, completes all homework and classroom assignments, and adheres to district and school behavioral policies.
- The responsibility to attend parent conferences and to communicate regularly with the school concerning their child’s academic progress.