The Ketterer Charter School is a Schoolwide Title I school. A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I building. The primary goal of a Schoolwide Title I school is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic standards .
The emphasis of a schoolwide program is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to achieve a common goal. Schoolwide programs maximize the impact of Title I. Our schoolwide plan was developed with the help of parents, teachers, and administrators. The schoolwide plan is evaluated annually to determine whether the academic achievement of all students has improved, particularly the low achieving students.
As a Schoolwide Title I School, the staff is looking at all students’ assessment data regularly. Any student displaying a deficit in any core subject area will receive additional support to help that student become proficient. All students are considered Title I students and all teachers are considered Title I teachers. Materials purchased with federal dollars can be used throughout the school for all students and all teachers. Your student will be able to receive additional support from all staff members.
Because all students are Title I students, all parents are encouraged to become involved as Title I parents. parent/guardian engagement is a vital piece of the Title I program. Parents are invited to review the schoolwide plan, parent engagement activities and help develop the Title I program. All parents/guardians are invited to participate.
As part of the Title I program’s federal required documentation, all Title I families will be asked to sign the parent/guardian/student compact. The compact is a promise that the school, the parents/guardians and the student will all work toward helping their child become a better student.