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Title I Annual Orientation 2011-2012 Federal Support for World-Class Schools South Gwinnett HS September 13, 2011.

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1 Title I Annual Orientation Federal Support for World-Class Schools South Gwinnett HS September 13, 2011

2 Title I Overview The goal for our program tonight is to provide information to you about South Gwinnett High School’s Title I Program. Our school is a Title I school because we receive funds from the federal government to provide additional resources to assist with the education of our children. We qualify for these additional funds because a large percentage of our students receive free or reduced meals at our school.

3 Title I Overview Continued The goal of our Title I Program is to ensure every child is able to learn and perform at levels that meet or exceed the state academic standards. The Title I federal funds we receive help to achieve this goal. These additional resources allow us to provide enhanced instructional programs for all students and the opportunity for our parents to be involved in their children’s education. To continue receiving these funds, there are guidelines we must follow to comply with requirements mandated by the U.S. Department of Education.

4 AYP Status As part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation, schools are expected to meet goals related to student achievement and attendance. SGHS met AYP in the following areas: GHSGT – Mathematics Participation Rate = 99.7 % Academic Performance = 88.7 % pass for ALL students GHSGT – English Language Arts Participation Rate = 99.7 % Academic Performance = 93.9% pass for ALL students We did not meet AYP in the graduation rate The target Graduation Rate = 85 % The State Data indicates we are at 80.9% Over 90% of our Seniors in 2011actually walked for graduation however the state tracks ALL students entering SGHS for the four year period.

5 We met AYP in the following areas: GHSGT – Mathematics Participation Rate = 99.7 % Academic Performance = 88.7 % pass for ALL students GHSGT – English Language Arts Participation Rate = 99.7 % Academic Performance = 93.9% pass for ALL students We did not meet AYP in the graduation rate The target Graduation Rate = 85 % The State Data indicates we are at 80.9% Over 90% of our Seniors in 2011actually walked for graduation however the state tracks ALL students entering SGHS for the four year period. Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)

6 Needs Assessment During the school year, SGHS participated in a year-long Title I study. The school data that was reviewed included: Historical Data, Attendance, Perception, Discipline, SAT, AP, GHSGT, EOCT, Gateway, Graduation Rate, and Promotion Rate. South Gwinnett High School’s needs assessment revealed areas for improvement in Technology, Test Preparation, and Promotion Rate.

7 Title I Plan and Budget Our school has a Schoolwide Program (SWP) Plan called the Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) to address areas in which we want to improve so all of our students will be successful. Our SWP Plan includes our Needs Assessment, details of our academic programs and activities to improve achievement, and our school plan for working with our parents to become partners in their children’s education. In addition to state and local funds, we receive the Title I funds to help us accomplish the goals that are outlined in our Schoolwide Program Plan.

8 Title I Plan and Budget We invite you to participate in our Title I Committee meeting on October 11, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at South Gwinnett High School. During this meeting, students, parents, teachers and administrators will work to review and revise our Schoolwide Program Plan and Title I budget based specifically on our school’s current Needs Assessment. Our school’s Needs Assessment includes up to three years of assessment data. Our strengths and weaknesses are detailed so informed decisions about our Schoolwide Program Plan and use of Title I funds can be made.

9 Title I Budget Fund 420 Allocation = $452,970 Title I Schoolwide Program Positions = $264,733 Four classroom teachers and one data clerk Direct Instruction = $138,492 Credit Recovery, School Plus, SAT/ACT Prep Media = $5,000 Supporting non-fiction books and literacy materials Instructional Support = $23,144 Professional development and conferences Administration = $5,353 Postage and Communication Parent Involvement = $16,248 Materials and supplies for Parent Center, workshops, and operations Final Budget Submission: 09/30/11

10 Parent Involvement Set Aside For the school year, Gwinnett County Public Schools received approximately $35,000, for Title I. By law, one percent of $35,000, ($350,000.00) is “set aside” for parent involvement. About $333, goes directly back to the Title I schools. Gwinnett County Title I Principals sign assurances which confirms their agreement to “pool” their school’s parent involvement allocation to support the district’s set aside to provide a Parent Instructional Support Coordinator (PISC) at each Schoolwide Program school.

11 Title I Parent Center We have a Parent Center located in the Counseling Office. Judy Rangel is the Parent Instructional Support Coordinator (PISC). The Parent Center resources and the PISC are here to support you in meeting the instructional needs of your children. Our Parent Center is a place you can go for assistance. The Parent Center will be offering workshops/training sessions for parents throughout this school year.

12 Title I Parent Handbook and Title I Parent Involvement Policy The Title I Parent Handbook provides you with detailed information about Title I from the district, state, and federal level. Contact information is available for the GCPS Title I office. The Title I Parent Involvement Policy describes our plan for involving you and other parents in your children’s education.

13 Title I Parent Action Plan The Parent Involvement Action Plan provides you with detailed information about the workshops/training sessions that will be provided this year for parents through our parent center. You will receive invitations and reminders about these events which will also be posted on our school’s website.

14 Title I School/Parent Compact One way we support student achievement is through a Title I School/Parent Compact. The Compact is an agreement we make together as administrators, teachers, parents, and students about the kinds of things we will each do to ensure your children are meeting grade level expectations. Research shows that when parents know what their children are doing in school and help support them at home, children will be more successful in school. Parents who serve on the Title I Committee help revise our School/Parent Compact every year.

15 Title I Parent Receipt of Documents The Title I Parent Involvement Packet includes the following documents: Title I Parent Handbook, our Parent Involvement Policy, the Title I Parent Involvement Action Plan, and the Title I School/Parent Compact. This packet also includes a letter called the Title I Receipt of Documents which needs to be signed and returned to the school by your child. The signed receipt of documents lets the school know that you have all of the Title I documents in your possession.

16 Parents’ Rights As a parent, you have rights that you should understand. You have the right to request information about the qualifications (certification and teaching credentials) of your child’s teacher or paraprofessional. You have rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) to be notified of any planned student activities and surveys for marketing services and certain physical examinations conducted by the school district. In addition, you have the right to review and opt out of such surveys and activities.

17 Parents’ Rights Continued You have the right under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 to protect the privacy of your child’s education records. High Schools under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must comply with a request by a military recruiter or an institution of higher education for secondary students’ names, addresses, and telephone numbers, unless you as a parent opt out of providing such information.

18 Parents’ Rights Continued If you have complaints or concerns about our school’s Title I Program, you may submit them to Tina Duncan, the Title I Assistant Principal (AP). The Title I AP may be reached by phone or by This process is also included in the Parents’ Rights handout. All of these parent rights are also listed in the Title I Parent Handbook and the Gwinnett County Student Handbook you received at the beginning of the school year.

19 Parent Information Resource Center Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) – The purpose of the PIRC Program is to assist schools and school districts in strengthening partnerships with families and implementing successful and effective parental involvement policies, programs, and activities that increase student academic achievement. Metro Atlanta Region: Communities in Schools of Georgia 600 West Peachtree Street, Suite 1200 Atlanta, GA Julie Hollis, Director (800)

20 Volunteering and Parent Needs Please make sure that you sign in on the parent sign-in sheet located in your child’s first period class for tonight’s Title I Annual Orientation Meeting. Please complete the Title I Annual Orientation Meeting evaluation, also located in your child’s first period class. We also ask that you sign in when you visit your child’s classrooms tonight. We appreciate your help in documenting your involvement in our school’s parent programs.

21 Thanks Thank you to all of our parents, our students, our teachers, and our staff for your commitment to our school and for being here tonight. Together we can attain success for all of our students. As the achievement standard for NCLB continues to rise, we will meet the even higher goals that have been set for us this year.

22 Title I Schoolwide Programs support the Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Vision To become a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their education at the post secondary level and/or enter the work force.


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