Parents Right to Know
As a parent at STRIDE Academy, you have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of the classroom teacher: This includes:
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state academic standards and assessments. As the largest federal program supporting elementary and secondary education, Title I provides funding that is used to provide additional instructional staff, professional development, extended-time programs, and other strategies for raising student achievement.
Who provides Title I instructional support?
Title I instructional support is provided by Highly Qualified teachers and paraprofessionals. They typically work with students in small groups in reading and/or math. They work with students either in the classroom or in a resource room.
What kind of instructional support is provided?
Title I teachers and paraprofessionals work with students whom are identified by the classroom teacher, district or state test. The instructional support includes computer software, pre-teaching lessons, standards based mini-lessons and literacy and numeracy tutoring.
Which grade levels are served?
STRIDE Academy serves students in Title I in grade K-8.
Do Title I students miss regular reading and math instruction?
No, they do not miss regular reading and math instruction. Title I support is in addition to, not in place of, what the classroom teacher regularly teaches. Students receive Title I services at times other than their direct reading or math instruction time.
How long is a student in the program?
This depends upon the student's rate of progress. There is no set period of time to be in the program. A student remains in the program until he or she can perform independently at his or her grade level. Once this happens, the student will no longer receive Title I services. This change can take place at any time during the school year.
How are parents informed about their child's progress?
Parents are informed by attending conferences which are scheduled throughout the year. Parents are also informed by newsletters, visits to the classroom, parent meetings, informal notes and telephone calls. Parents are encouraged to call their child's classroom teacher or the Title I staff at any time.
How can parents participate in Title I?
Parents can do the following:
Monica Schraut at 320.230.5340, Title I Teacher and Coordinator
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