Title I is a program funded by the federal government to improve students’ academic achievement. Money is given to school districts to help children meet the Florida’s Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The amount of money given to each school depends on the number of low-income families enrolled in the school. Title I programs are implemented either schoolwide or as targeted programs. Both programs use effective methods and instructional strategies based on scientifically based research to assist students in reaching proficiency on Florida’s Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). In a schoolwide program all students receive supplemental support from the Title I program. A targeted assistance program provides assistance for the students who have the greatest academic need.
Title I money must be used to expand and supplement the services children already receive in the regular classroom. Students receive instruction in reading, language arts, mathematics or science. Administrators, teachers and parents decide how the federal money should be spent. Title I schools use their funds for a variety of items, including the following:
- Instructional personnel
- Professional development
- Family/parental involvement activities
- Extension of school day/year
- Extended learning opportunities
- Classroom interventions
- Reduction of class size
- Supplemental tutoring
Parent Involvement Plan
Schools that receive Title I funds must work with parents to create a “School-Parent Compact,” specific to their child’s school. Compacts outline how the school, family, and child will share responsibilities for raising achievement:
- Children benefit when families and schools establish a partnership dedicated to helping them be successful
- Families benefit by having teachers officially recognize the importance of their roles in educating their children
- Teachers benefit when families support education at home
- Parental responsibilities could range from helping with homework, attending parent-teacher conferences to making decisions relevant to their child’s education
For accessibility assistance with the following documents, please contact the school at 321-697-1020.
Title 1 Compact_2016-2017 – (english and español)
The three area Title I Parent Centers are for the use of all Title I families in the district. There is a wide variety of materials and services available. Parent and student materials may be checked out for use in the home. Children are welcome to accompany their parents to any of the three Title I Parent Center locations to help select items of interest. Services at The Centers include:
Thacker Avenue Title I Parent Center
301 Thacker Avenue
Kissimmee, Florida 34741
Chestnut Elementary Title I Parent Center
4300 Chestnut Street
Kissimmee. Florida 34759
Ventura Elementary Title Parent Center
275 Waters Edge Drive
Kissimmee, Florida 34743
HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
School Public Accountability Report
The School Public Accountability Report (SPAR) provides information about the annual status of our school. There are many indicators that are required to be included in this report that is prepared by the Florida Department of Education. You can access this report on our schools website, the School District of Osceola County website or you may request a copy from your child’s teacher or at the front office. Link –http://doeweb-prd.doe.state.fl.us/eds/nclbspar/index.cfm.
Materials for Check-Out:
Reading, Math, Social Studies and Science books, games and other activities are available for check out. Materials include activities that assist with phonics skills, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. There are books available with and without cassettes, CDs or videos and materials for FCAT practice. There are also electronic games that reinforce reading, math, social studies and science skills. Reading and Math computer software is also available.
Title I Parent Materials:
The Centers have a wide selection of parent materials that can be checked out for a three week period. Videos and books covering numerous parenting skills are available. Also available are brochures printed in English and Spanish with helpful information.
Parent workshops and activities will be offered throughout the year. For information contact your school or check the school newsletter. Title Talk, a quarterly newsletter, will be sent home with all Title I students. The newsletter includes Parent Center news and tips for parents that can be used in the home.
During a visit to any Title I Parent Center, Title I families may obtain a monthly copy of the “The Home School Connection” and “Reading Connection”. These newsletters provide parent tips and student activities that will help extend learning into the home.