The Title 1 Program at Whittier Regional Technical High School provides support services in math and/or reading to students in grades nine and ten. Title 1 provides support through resources and research-based training, enabling schools to develop high quality, enriched programs that meet the individual needs of all children, families, and staff.
To further support our Title 1 program, Whittier provides many after school and summer enrichment programs, free of charge, which are open to all Title 1 students. Students involved in the programs are identified as needing additional assistance in certain academic areas. Each program focuses on reinforcing and supporting the students’ academic progress. Students will receive support targeted at both identifiable needs and current areas of academic difficulty in all subject areas.
What Is Title 1?
Title 1 is short for the “Title 1, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Re-authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.” It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools .
What The Law Says About Title 1
Title 1 is the largest federally funded supplemental education program. It cannot replace what the school already does; instead it gives students additional instruction.
What Does Title 1 Do For Students?
Title 1 provides assistance for students who must accelerate their progress to perform at or near grade level. The Title 1 program is designed to provide students with extra help in an effort to bring their academic skills to the high, challenging academic standard needed to be successful in school.
What Are The Benefits Of My Child Being In the Title 1 Program At Whittier?
Most importantly, your child will be receiving individual and/or small group instruction in addition to regular classroom instruction. This will provide students with the extra help that they need to bring their academic skills to the high, challenging academic standards needed to be successful in school today.
Whittier Is A Targeted Assistance School
A “targeted assistance program” is when a school identified students who are failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the State’s challenging performance standards. It then designs, in consultation with parents, staff, and district staff, an instructional program to meet the diverse needs of the students.
How Are Students Selected For Title 1?
All Freshmen are administered the Stanford 10 Achievement exam upon entering Whittier and at the end of their Freshman year. The students who are identified as being the farthest from meeting state standards based on their test scores are automatically eligible for services.
At Whittier we hold strong emphasis on parent involvement in the Title 1 program. We are aware as educators, that parents and families are a child’s most important teacher. Communication between home and school is critical for a child to have the best learning experiences. We feel that we share the responsibility with you for your child’s Education. There are many ways in which a parent can become involved in their child’s education. The school district values both at home contributions and those that take place at school and in the community.
Programs Offered At Whittier
Math and reading for Freshmen
Math and reading for Sophomores
After school MCAS tutorial programs
Summer programs in both math and reading
Parents Have The Right To Refuse Title 1 Services
As a parent/guardian you have the right to refuse Title 1 services. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to do so.