Highland School has a Schoolwide Title 1 Program - every
student is considered a Title 1 student and benefits from parts of the
program. Your school has developed a schoolwide plan which allows Title 1
funds to be combined with other federal funds to upgrade the overall
educational program of the school. All staff, resources, and classes are
part of the overall Schoolwide program.
2016-2017 Home-School Learning Compact
Title 1 funds are intended to
(add to) district programs. They are additional resources to provide
services beyond the basic educational program of a school and school
district. This may be in the form of staff, training or supplies.
Sometimes, a program or intervention is completely funded and maintained
by Title 1. In other instances, Title 1 funds are used to introduce a
new program into a school, with the goal of LEA (local educational
agency - state and local funding) taking over the costs once it is
established. An example of this is the Read180 and System 44 reading
programs. Title 1 funds may also be used to train and support staff in
new and innovative programs, even after the funding has transferred to
the district level.
Title 1 funds and/or contributes to the implementation of many programs at Highland School:
- Small group reading assistance from a reading specialist
- Read 180 and System 44 remedial reading programs
- ST Math
- Extended Day programs for students having difficulty meeting grade-level
- A summer school program
- Family nights and parent resources
- A Food Pantry
Home School Learning Compact is a written agreement between the school,
parent/guardian and student which defines the responsibilities of each
in promoting student success. Compacts are required for schools
receiving Title 1 funds.
Highland Family Involvement Policy -
Each Title 1 school has a family involvement policy which outlines the
school community's goals for family involvement and the ways they will
work to engage families in the educational process.
MCAS, NCLB and Highland School
Massachusetts schools and districts are now classified on a
five-level scale, with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest
performing in Level 5. Highland is a level 2 school. Approximately eighty percent of schools are classified into Level 1 or 2 based on the cumulative Progress & Performance Index (PPI) for the "all students" and high needs groups. For a school to be classified into Level 1, the PPI for both the "all students" group and high needs students must be 75 or higher. If not, the school is classified into Level 2.
View the Highland School Accountability Data
View the Student Achievement Level Data for Highland School