Title I at Flat Rock Middle School
Title I 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. Title I programs must be focused on improving student achievement and include strategies to support parental involvement. To provide extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom.How do Schools receive funding for Title I 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 achievement gaps in all content areas for all students.Because we are a school wide Title I Program this year, we can offer the following benefits to ALL students:Title I Instructional Assistant
During an allotted time period, the Title I instructional assistant will provide supplemental educational opportunities to Title I eligible students. This can include any academic endeavor that is related to the students’ SMART goals and/or the school’s overall goals.
An innovative approach to family engagement, the Parent-Teacher Team Meeting provides schools with a developmental and collaborative process to build effective family-school partnerships. PTTM is a classroom-based, teacher-led, data-driven family engagement model.
PTTM 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.
The PTTM model supplements the efforts of traditional parent conferences with whole-class meetings where parents learn exactly where their child is in comparison to academic standards, where their child needs to be by the end of the school year, and how they can help support their child's learning outside of the classroom.
Extended Day Math/Reading/Science/Social Studies/Writing
Beginning Spring 2019, selected Title I 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 from January 29 - March 26. Transportation is provided. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday: 3:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday Enrichment Day
Students will do a hands-on enrichment project with students who RSVP. This could be a science experiment, a social studies scavenger hunt, a math statistics and probability activity, a cross curriculum STEM activity, or WHATEVER we envision that will enrich our students while achieving SMART or school-wide goals.
Title I 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 I program was with the 2018-19 goals and initiatives. Relevant data is presented and discussed.
For two weeks in the summer, teachers will present instruction to Title I students based on needs of the students, as determined by the Milestones report, teacher input, cumulative end of 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:
- 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 Parent Center with games, books, and activities to promote academic success.
We welcome your input and participation in our school because research shows 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!