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
Granger High’s learning compact outlines shared responsibilities for high student academic achievement and is developed jointly with parents, teachers, administrators, and if appropriate, students. The term parent in this compact refers to the parent(s), guardian(s), or other trusted adult(s) assisting the student in his or her learning.
Attendance: The student will attend at least 90% of school days. The parent will ensure that the student attends at least 90% of school days. The teacher will mark daily attendance in GradeBook. Granger High School will notify the parent when the student is absent.
Curriculum: The student will do his or her assigned work completely and on time, while striving for accuracy and excellence. The parent will be familiar with classroom assignments and due dates, supporting the student in their completion. The teacher and administrator will provide high quality, engaging curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables students to meet USBE’s challenging academic standards.
Homework/Formative Assessments: The student will complete homework on time, and spend an appropriate amount of time on homework and other independent practice as recommended by the teacher. The parent will provide a distraction-free environment to the student for homework and study time. The teacher will provide timely feedback on homework and other formative assessments. Granger High School will provide progress reports coinciding with end of grading periods.
Classroom Behavior: The student will follow all reasonable requests made by faculty members. The parent will be familiar with and support classroom expectations. The teacher will establish, post, and enforce clear classroom expectations. Granger High School will support classroom expectations through a school-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
Parent and Family Engagement: The student will bring flyers and other information from school to home. The parent will attend parent conferences and prioritize other academic school events. The teacher and administrator will engage in a regular, two-way meaningful communication with parents and family members, including hosting a minimum of two parent conferences per academic school year.
Extra Assistance: The student will attend offered tutoring sessions or initiate asking questions to instructors as needed. The parent will contact school officials with questions or concerns, and consider volunteering. The teacher will provide time to assist students and respond to parent questions. The administrator will support tutoring and provide parent volunteer
Grade Tracking: The student will check grades and assignments at least weekly. The parent will track their student’s grades, assignments, and attendance at least weekly. The teacher will update GradeBook consistently. The administrator will support students’ and parents’ ability to track grades.
Academic Integrity: The student will demonstrate integrity by doing their own work by citing work appropriately, and by clarifying (as needed, depending on the assignment), the appropriateness of collaboration. The parent will clarify with teacher(s) the appropriate level of parental assistance on individual assignments. The teacher will explicitly review with the students the concept of academic integrity, and what constitutes cheating, plagiarism, and appropriate collaboration. The administrator will support academic integrity in the school by reinforcing this behavior through Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.
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Parent Engagement Policy
Preface: To our parents and families, we honor your role as the first and most important teachers of your children. Thank you for partnering with Granger High School in helping your children achieve their academic potential and social emotional well-being. Such partnerships that allow for two-way communication better enable student success and the continual improvement of your child’s school.
How this Plan is Developed: The following Parent and Family Engagement Plan was developed jointly with parents through Granite School District surveys and focus groups. Annually, feedback surveys are sent to all parents, teachers, and principals in Title I schools to identify barriers of engagement and also the needs parents have in supporting their children’s learning. This feedback is reviewed by district officials and informs revisions so this Parent and Family Engagement Plan meets the changing needs of parents and the school in facilitating successful family-school interactions.
Your Rights and Opportunities: Parents have rights to provide input on school engagement practices and to be active participants and decision-makers in not only their own student’s educational experience, but also in the development of school-wide initiatives through participating in school Parent Teacher Student Associations (PTAs), attending school Community Council meetings, volunteering at the school, attending SEPs and other school events, receiving information about school programs, and have questions answered in a timely manner.
Your principal conducts an annual school Title I meeting that shares information about the school, explains your rights, outlines school parent and family engagement efforts, and receives parents’ input on school engagement plans and other policies. Parent stakeholder groups also assist in the development of the school’s Continual Improvement Plan: a document that outlines the goals and strategies that guide school improvement. For additional information on parental involvement at your child’s school, please visit your school’s Title I section of its website to read their Parent and Family Engagement Policy.
Supporting Parents and Families: An Important District Initiative: Improving student learning is a team effort. Along with parents as key partners in this endeavor, Granger High School coordinates Granite School District initiatives pertaining to parent and family engagement through a District Improvement Steering Committee (DISC). This committee oversees this important endeavor as well as other district initiatives, coordinating Federal, State, and local laws and programs. Its goal is to provide seamless support to families and
Resources to Assist Parents and Families: All parents in Granger High School have access to curricular resources to assist their children in learning core standards, the opportunity for a safe and equitable learning environment, and other forms of student learning and support.Back to Index
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: September 14, 2022
- Time: 6:00 p.m.
A summary of the items discussed at the Granger High School is a Title I annual parent meeting is below. In short, parents were notified of their rights as parents and guardians of students who attend a Title I school. Our parent and school learning compact was reviewed, receiving parent input. As well, we reviewed our school parent and family engagement policy, receiving input.
In addition, we discussed opportunities and programs at Granger High School which are part of our school Title I plan, including how school Title I funding is used to support student learning, tend to their SEL needs, help prepare them for the rigors of college, and develop the capacities of teachers.
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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.
Granger High School will increase the graduation rate by 3% for the 2022-2023 school year.
By the end of the year, students will increase an average ACT composite score by one point.
Granger will increase overall growth by 3% in the 2022-2023 school year.Back to Index
Granger High School
3580 South 3600 West
December 1, 2022
Dear Parent or Guardian,
We are writing to let you know that Granger High School has been designated as a Targeted Support and Improvement school for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities. This designation means that this student population scores among the lowest-performing five percent in 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.
Granger High 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 hiring additional highly qualified teachers, counselors, and instructional coaches, as well as providing additional professional development in research-based teaching practices. 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
Dr. Tyler Howe, Ed.D., PrincipalBack to Index