The focus of Title I schools is to help students achieve proficiency on core standards, closing academic gaps that may exist. These efforts include providing targeted supports to at-risk students, building teachers' capacity through professional development, and strengthening parents' abilities in helping their children succeed.
An Introduction to Title I
- Answers to Commonly Asked Questions
- For other annual Title I parent information, Granite School District's parent engagement policy, a summary of Granite School District's Annual Title I Parent Meeting, and other information, please visit the Granite School District Title I website.
Parent Compact, Policy & Rights to Know
- Parent-School Learning Compact
- School Parent Engagement Policy
- Parents' Right to Know (opens the District's Title I website)
Other School Information
Parent-School Learning Compact
Show me a home where education and learning are central values, and where the parents are reasonably competent at the business of child rearing, and I\'ll show you the home of a good student. (William Rasberry)
THE SCHOOL AGREES TO:
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
- Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment annually.
- Use multiple sources of information in determining strengths and needs of the school.
- From the needs assessment, establish school goals and individual student achievement standards.
- Provide extended learning time opportunities for students.
- Ensure that high quality on-going professional development activities are available to staff and these activities increase teacher capacity in making instructional decisions.
- Ensure that educational services are provided by highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals.
- Regular, two-way communication between family members and school staff:
- Hold SEP (student education plan) meeting during which this compact will be discussed as it relates to the individual child’s achievement.
- Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress. Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows: scheduled conferences, email, phone, written notes.
- Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available for consultation with parents as follows: SEP conference, via email, scheduled appointment, before or after school.
- Provide opportunities for parents to volunteer, observe, and participate in decision-making.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
- Ensure that our children attend school regularly.
- Monitor homework assignments.
- Read to/with our child for twenty minutes daily.
- Volunteer in our child’s classroom as time permits.
- Participate in school decisions as they relate to our child’s education by serving, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups.
- Monitor our child’s screen time.
- Ensure that our children get proper rest.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences.
- Return school communication in a timely manner.
- Contribute to a safe school environment within and around the school. (office check in, student loading zone, etc.)
Parent Engagement Policy
Academy Park Elementary
Parental Engagement Policy
The staff at Academy Park Elementary School has always regarded parental involvement vital to the success of students achieving academic success. All schools have their individual characteristic and needs; Academy Park Elementary is not any different. Within our community there are many diverse cultures, languages, and students with special needs. We encourage parents and guardians to participate as school volunteers, in PTA and the Community Council.
- It is the intent that our communication with parents, such as materials or flyers, will be written in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that is understandable. If anyone would like clarification, interpretation, or additional support, please contact the office 385-646-4750 for assistance. Each parent or guardian is highly encouraged to work directly with the teacher of the child to resolve any concerns.
- In order to accommodate our parents, an annual meeting will be scheduled where programs, curriculum, student academic and behavior expectations, parent concerns and input will be discussed. Near the end of the school year, a school survey will be sent to each home for input of how the parent or guardian perceived what was accomplished during the school year.
- A school-parent compact has been developed by the Academy Park Community Council, PTA and staff. A copy is available by contacting the office staff. The purpose of the compact is to increase each child’s academic achievement.
Our policy includes specifically how the following activities will be accomplished:
Some ways in which parents will be kept informed and assisted in understanding expected state, district and school academic standards, assessment used, and student achievement expectations.
- Thursday Notes - weekly parent notes
- SEP conferences (translators when needed)
- Sending home information from the District Office
- School and teacher websites
- Email, teleparent, DOJO, School Facebook page
Some ways materials and training will be offered to parents to help them work with their children to improve achievement, such as literacy, numeracy and technology training.
- Family Nights which support academics at home
- Individualized help as requested or needed.
Some ways in which appropriate coordination of parent involvement activities can take place with various programs at the school. Some of the programs or activities may include the following: pre-school, after school tutoring, before school programs or activities, parent information and resource centers, parenting classes or any other program that might be beneficial.
- School weekly note
- Counseling center
- Assistance with translation in Spanish when registering and at conferences
- Translation of notes
- School marquee
Some ways parents and staff will work together, reach out, and communicate with each other to realize more fully the value and contributions that parental involvement adds to the success of the child’s achievement growth and the success of the school.
- Communication through phone calls, texts, emails and planners
- Small group meetings
- School marquee and teacher websites
School Annual Title I Meeting
Parent input is valued. Each year, a parent meeting is held where our school solicits input in the planning and implementation of school parent engagement activities.
- Date: 12 August 2021
- Time: 6:00 pm
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- gave a brief overview of Title 1
- outlined how the school participates in Title 1 programming
- reviewed the opportunity parents have to give input on the Parent Engagement and Parent-Learning Compact
- reviewed how Title 1 funds are used
- notified parents of their right to be involved
- notified parent of their rights.
School Title I Goals
Each year, our school conducts a needs assessment, reviews student performance data, and solicits input from various stakeholders in order to develop a meaningful Title I Plan. This plan is data-driven, evidence-based, and responsive to findings from data reviews, needs assessment findings, and stakeholder input. The school comprehensive Title I plan articulates how evidence-based strategies, action steps and milestones will support the goals listed below.
Students will increase their proficiency on the ELA RISE assessment in the Spring of 2022 (compared to the performance of each grade level in the Spring of 2019) by five percentage points in all grade levels.
Students will increase their proficiency on the Math RISE assessment in the Spring of 2022 (compared to the performance of each grade level in the Spring of 2019) by five percentage points in all grade levels.
Students will increase their proficiency on the Acadience Reading EOY benchmark assessment in the Spring of 2022 to 66% of total students showing typical or above typical growth in grades K-5. (61% this year)
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Academy Park Elementary
4580 Westpoint Drive
WVC, UT 84120
September 14, 2021
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are writing to let you know that Academy Park Elementary School has been designated as a Title I Comprehensive Support and Improvement school. This designation means that the school is among the lowest-performing five percent of Utah’s Title I schools in academic performance and growth.
The program improvement designation provides an opportunity for principals, teachers, and parents to focus on areas of school improvement. The Granite School District and the Utah State Board of Education are working with our school to improve teaching and learning, especially in the areas of reading and mathematics by providing technical assistance and professional development opportunities to the teachers and administrators within our school.
Academy Park Elementary School is working to improve its academic program by undergoing a rigorous school improvement effort led by a school system of support team. We are working on improved Tier 1 instruction, teachers collaborating to ensure students are receiving needed interventions, social emotional learning, and family engagement. However, parent support is essential to the success of the school improvement efforts.
Parents can effectively assist student achievement improvement in the following ways:
- Communicating frequently with your student’s teachers
- Making sure your student attends school regularly
- Helping your student with homework
- Monitoring your student’s screen time
- Reading aloud to your student
- Volunteering in the classroom
- Participating in school decision-making
We want to request your help as the school addresses its academic needs and will invite parents to serve on the committee that will develop a school improvement plan.
Rich K. Nye, Ph.D., Superintendent
Aaron R. Wilson, Ed.D., Title I Director
Nykola Patton, PrincipalBack to Index