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 addition 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 all 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 which meets semi-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 sign 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.