Berlin Title I Program Description
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded program providing supplemental services in public and private schools. Programs vary in different communities.
Berlin’s program provides support for students in reading and math. There are two types of programs offered—Targeted Assistance Programs and Schoolwide Programs.
A Targeted Assistance Program is offered at the Unity Christian School. Students are referred by their teachers to receive Title I services and are assessed by the Title I Staff.
Schoolwide Programs are offered at Brown and Hillside Schools. All students are provided opportunities in the Schoolwide Model, with particular attention given to children at risk of not meeting the state’s College and Career Ready Standards.
What is The Goal?
The purpose of the program is to give children extra support in reading, language and math in order to meet the state’s College and Career Ready Standards.
What is Taught?
The kindergarten program actively involves the students in reading readiness skills such as letter identification, sound/symbol association, sight words and writing skills and math skills.
The program in grades 1-3 stresses learning to read, building basic reading strategies and skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension and math.
In grades 4-5, the program focuses on reading to learn, refining vocabulary, comprehension, critical thinking, and the application of these skills to the content areas and math .
How are Parents Involved?
An important part of the program is to involve parents in their child’s education.
Title I is represented at Parent Information Meetings held in September at Brown and Hillside Schools. Information regarding Smarter Balanced testing, Priority and Focus Schools, District Report Card, Parents Right to Know and School/District Parent Policies is available those nights. If unable to attend, information is available at the specific schools.
An annual meeting is held in the Spring. Parents from each school are invited to attend, help plan, design and evaluate the program. Please contact the individual schools if you would like to serve on this council. All the Title I Schools host two Open Houses a year and parental participation is encouraged.
We sponsor parents to attend the North Country Title I Conference each April. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to obtain information on a variety of subjects.
We encourage input from our parents about the program. Parents may contact the schools directly to inquire about services and materials.
Berlin Elementary School (PreK-5)
Title I Project Supervisor