High Point Academy will develop a written Title I parental involvement policy with input from the Title I team. This policy will be distributed to parents at the beginning of every school year. The policy describes the means for carrying out the following Title I parental involvement requirements: [Section 1118 (a) (2)].
Involvement of Parents in the Title I Program
To involve parents in the Title I Program at High Point Academy, the following practices will be established:
School- Parent Compact
High Point Academy will distribute to parents a school-parent compact. The compact, which will be jointly developed with parents, outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It will describe specific ways the school and families will partner to help children achieve the State’s high academic standards. It will address the following legally required items, as well as other items suggested by parents and members of the Title I team.
Building Capacity for Involvement
High Point Academy will engage parents in meaningful interactions with the school. It will support a partnership among staff, parents, and the community to improve student academic achievement. To help reach these goals, the school will establish the following practices:
High Point Academy will provide opportunities for the participation of all parents, including parents with limited English proficiency, parents with disabilities, and parents of migratory students. Information and school reports are provided in a format and language that parents understand.
Parents’ Right to Know Requirement
Any parent can request information about any teacher of their child. Under federal law, parents have the right to know:
Parent Notification of Teacher’s Non-Highly Qualified Status
In addition to the information that parents may request, a school that receives Title I funds must provide each individual parent a timely notice that the parent’s child has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by, a teacher who is not highly qualified.
The notice and information provided to parents must be in an understandable and uniform format and, to the extent practicable, provided in a language that the parents can understand. This applies to all teachers teaching core academic subjects in a Title I school, regardless if the school has a school wide or targeted assistance program.
Teacher qualifications can be assessed at https://ed.sc.gov/policy/federal-education-programs/esea-title-ii-part-a1/parents-right-to-know-requirement/educator-qualification-search/.
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