Title I (Improving America’s School Act of 1994) is the largest federal aid program for elementary and secondary schools. The program’s goal is to provide educational opportunities for students served so that they may better meet the challenging performance standards set by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School is currently a School-wide program, whereby funding can be used to supplement programming and all students can access the benefits of Title I services, not just a targeted population. Needs for these services are evaluated annually by a program review and a needs assessment.
Title I services at SVAHS
Title I –funded services at SVAHS include funding of our After School Program, additional para-professional support in many academic classrooms, English Language Learning (ELL) instruction, instructional technology, classroom materials and supplies, and professional development.
Parents and Title I
Parent involvement contributes to student success in school. By taking an active role in your school, you show your child that you value their education. Your child will understand that you and the school are a team working together to help him or her succeed. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend school functions, participate in workshops offered by the school, and communicate with their child’s teachers. SVAHS also invites parents to become involved in assisting in the planning of students’ learning standards and evaluation of the program.
Michael Parks, Academic Curriculum Director/Title I Coordinator (413)587-1414 ext. 3478