Title I at Flat Rock

  • Jade Bolton, Principal
    Brenda Cannington, Title I Contact
    Melissa Lohr, Parent Liaison


    Title 1 at Flat Rock Middle School

    Title 1 is a federally funded program that allows us to provide additional benefits for the students and families at Flat Rock.  Although the number of students on free and reduced lunch determines if we receive the federal funds, the funds can be used to service any student, regardless of the family’s income.

    What is the Purpose of a Title 1 Program?

    The purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on state achievement standards and state assessments.  The program provides extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom.  Title 1 programs must be focused on improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement.  

    How do schools receive funding for Title 1 Programs?

    Each school receives funds based on the number of students identified for free and/or reduced lunch.  At Flat Rock Middle School, funds are targeted to close academic gaps in all content areas for all students.

    Title 1 Teacher

    During an allotted time period, the Title 1 teacher will provide supplemental educational opportunities.  This can include any academic endeavor that is related to the students’ SMART goals and/or the school’s overall goals.

    Family Engagement Evenings

    An innovative approach to family engagement provides schools with a developmental and collaborative process to build effective family-school partnerships.  We will have several opportunities this year for parents to participate in both day-time learning and evening learning events.  In March, 2022, we will have a Parent Milestone Academy during which time parents will learn ways in which they can assist their students during critical/benchmark assessments.

    Parent Engagement is grounded in the notion that schools can thrive when families and teachers work together, as genuine partners, to maximize student learning inside and outside the school.  Its research-based infrastructure is rooted in aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment as it builds the capacity of educators, families, and the community to advance student achievement by linking home and school learning.

    SMASH Sessions Math/Reading/Science/Social Studies/Writing

    Beginning March 3, 2022, selected students will be invited to stay after school for an hour and a half of remediation, acceleration, homework help, computerized practice, and hands-on learning.   The program runs each Thursday from March 3, 2022-March 31, 2022. Transportation will be provided.  The sessions will run from 3:30 - 5:00 P.M.

    Saturday MAAS Day

    Students will be able to sign up to work on missed assignments one Saturday each month.  Please watch the WAAG each week regarding sign up.

    Title 1 Stakeholder Meeting

    During this meeting, all stakeholders (parents, school staff, students, and community members) are invited to come in to hear a summative report about how effective the FRMS Title 1 Program was with the 2020-2021 goals and initiatives.  Relevant data is presented and discussed.

    Watch video from Mrs. Bolton: Curriculum Night and Title I

    Summer Academy

    For two weeks in the summer, teachers will present instruction to students based on needs of the students, as determined by the Milestones report, teacher input, cumulative end of the year grades, and Lexile reports.  Teachers will create and present fun, interactive lessons that engage students.  Teachers will also work with students on study skills.

    In addition, we offer the following:

    • Computers and software that enhance the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
    • Parent workshops that give you ideas and strategies to help your child at home.
    • A Resource Hub with games, books and activities to promote academic success.

    We welcome your input and participation in our school!  Research has shown us that students make more progress when their parents are involved.  Stop in and see how you can be a part of the Flat Rock Middle School Family!