Title I-A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. Title I-A targets these resources to the districts and schools where the needs are greatest. Title I-A provides flexible funding that may be used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement in high-poverty schools.
The program focuses on promoting schoolwide reform in high-poverty schools and ensuring students' access to evidence based instructional strategies and challenging academic content. Title I-A provisions provide a mechanism for holding states, school districts, and schools accountable for improving the academic achievement of all students and turning around low-performing schools, while providing alternatives to students in such schools to enable those students to receive a high-quality education.
AHCS is a "Targeted Assistance" school, which receives Title I funds but is ineligible for a schoolwide program at this time. A Targeted Assistance school may use funds received only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.
AHCS is applying for a waiver to become a "School Wide Title I" school.
We hope to encourage and facilitate parental involvement. Research shows that regardless of family income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to:
- Earn higher grades and test scores, and enroll in higher-level programs
- Be promoted, pass their classes, and earn credits
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school
- Graduate and go on to postsecondary education