The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) is a federal statute which funds primary and secondary education. Funds in this act are authorized for professional development, instructional materials, resources to support educational programs, and parental involvement promotion. The ESEA has been reauthorized a number of times since 1965, and the most recent reauthorization is the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Title I is a part of the overall ESEA. Its main aim is to give lower performing students an opportunity to improve to a proficient level on the California STAR exams (for the Department of Education’s Title I “Statement of Purpose” go to www.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg1.html). To achieve this aim Title I policy asks for parents, students, and the school to work together to increase the student’s ability, especially in math and English. Every year parents are asked to meet and discuss the School Parental Involvement Policy and to approve the School-Parent Compact (see this at www.lghs.net/titleI ). Students who do qualify are entitled to take advantage of tutoring in math and English. This will be available after school Monday through Thursday. Additionally, students are eligible to meet with a social worker, if appropriate.
The students who are eligible at LGHS must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- In grades 10-12, a score of below basic or far below basic in either math or English on the previous year’s STAR test scores
- In grade 9, failing one or more of your classes at any six week grading period (also, students will be enrolled in the Freshman Academic Support Program (FASP) in this case)
- Failure to pass the California high school exit exam (CAHSEE)
- Enrollment as an English language learner (ELL)
- Continuing disciplinary problems
For more information, go to the Los Gatos High School Title I site .
Amy Drolette, 408-354-2730