Schoolwide Title I
Westmont Hilltop Elementary School is a Schoolwide Title I building. A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I building. The primary goal of a Schoolwide Title I building is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are lower-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on Pennsylvania Academic Standards and PA Core Standards.
The emphasis of a schoolwide program is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to achieve a common goal. Schoolwide programs maximize the impact of Title I.
Our schoolwide plan was developed with the help of parents, teachers, and administrators. The schoolwide plan is evaluated annually to determine whether the academic achievement of all students has improved, particularly the lower-achieving students.
As a schoolwide building, the staff is looking at all students' assessment data regularly. Any student displaying a deficit in any reading area is eligible to receive additional support to help that student become proficient. The support offered will be very flexible.
As a Title I Schoolwide building, all students are considered Title I students, and all teachers are considered Title I teachers. Materials purchased with federal dollars can be used throughout the building for all students and all teachers. Your student will be able to receive additional support from any staff members.
Because all students are Title I students, all parents are encouraged to become involved as Title I parents. Parent involvement is a vital piece of the Title I program. Parent workshops are offered to support parents and their students. There is a Parent Advisory Council that meets annually to review the schoolwide plan, parent involvement policies, develop parent workshops, and help develop the Title I program. All parents are invited to participate!
As part of the Title I program's federally required documentation, all Title I families will be asked to review a compact. The compact is a promise that the school, the parents, and the student will all work toward helping the student become a proficient reader.
The power of partnerships is our focus for this four-part series that the Westmont-Hilltop SD will be offering as a Title 1 service. Come join us as we connect, collaborate, and create a deeper understanding of the vital connection between school and home. We will explore a different theme each time we meet, and I cordially invite you to join all of our workshop sessions. We will use the same zoom link for every scheduled session, and I hope you can carve out time in your hectic schedules to join us. These sessions are targeted for K-12 use with your children.