To further support our Title I program, Whittier provides many after school and summer enrichment programs, free of charge, which are open to all students. The programs support student achievement on the MCAS exams in English Language Arts, Math and Biology. Passing these exams is required to receive a high school diploma. Students are identified as needing additional assistance in certain academic areas. Each program focuses on reinforcing and supporting the students’ academic progress. Students receive support targeted at both identifiable needs and current areas of academic difficulty in all subject areas.
Please encourage your student to take advantage of the extra help available to increase their chance to pass MCAS in grade 10.
What Is Title 1?
Title 1 is short for the “Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, Re-authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.” It is the largest federal assistance program for our nation’s schools .
What The Law Says About Title I
Title I is the largest federally funded supplemental education program. It cannot replace what the school already does; instead it gives students additional instruction.
What Does Title I Do For Students?
Title I provides assistance for students who must accelerate their progress to perform at or near grade level. The Title I program is designed to provide students with extra help in an effort to bring their academic skills to the high, challenging academic standard needed to be successful in school.
Programs Offered At Whittier
After school MCAS tutorial program
Summer programs in math, reading and biology
Student Assistance Program
TITLE I HOME/SCHOOL FAMILY COMPACT
The Whittier Regional district and the parents of the students participating in activities, services, and programs funded by Title I agree that this compact outlines how they will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve the State’s high standards.
I realize that my child’s school years are very important. My participation in my child’s education will help his/her success in school. I agree to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of my ability:
• Support the school’s discipline policy by reinforcing positive behaviors at home.
• Sign-up for iParent at www.whittiertech.org to view my child’s grades.
• Provide adequate rest, food, and medical attention so my child is ready to learn.
• Send my child to school daily and help my child start the school day on time.
• Communicate regularly with my child and the Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School staff, so that I will stay aware of what my child is learning and accomplishing in school.
• Assist my child with homework and encourage my child to read.
I know education is important. It will help me to become better prepared for my future and my career. I know my parent/ guardian wants to help me, but I need to be responsible for my learning. I agree to:
• Be responsible for my own behavior.
• Work hard to do my best in class and to complete my homework assignments.
• Attend school regularly and on time, unless I am sick.
• Show respect for myself, my school, and other students and adults at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.
• Ask for help when necessary
• Utilize my iStudent account to monitor my progress in class and shop
We understand the importance of the school experience to every student and our role as a teacher, model, and mentor. We agree to carry out the following responsibilities:
• Provide high quality curriculum, instruction, and assessment in accordance with the Massachusetts Common Core Curriculum Frameworks and Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School’s Improvement Plan.
• Maintain positive and open communication between school and home.
• Provide learning experiences and resources that will help students reach their fullest potential.
• Provide successful strategies to help students reach Proficient and Advance on their MCAS tests.