Tonight’s Theme: Know your Rights! Quality Learning for Every Student, Everyday Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. -Barack Obama Getting Started • Please make sure you sign-in. • Please make sure to provide an e-mail address, if we don’t have one on file. • Please submit your feedback & commentary on our plans. [email protected] Oak Park High School Title I Annual Meeting 9/30 & 10/1 1. What is Title I? 2. What is our plan to support students & improve academic achievement? 3. What is our curriculum? 4. How can parents help their students? 5. What are your rights as a parent/guardian at Oak Park High School? 6. What can we do to increase parental involvement at Oak Park High School? What is Title I? • Title I is a Federal grant program that provides funding to help the school meet the academic needs of students who are economically disadvantaged. Title I schools have to: – Create a school improvement plan – Use research based strategies to help students – Provide extra help for students most in need – Give parents/guardians a strong role in improving their children’s education What are we doing to support our students? • • • • • • 100% Highly Qualified Teachers & Staff Michigan Merit Curriculum classes Maintaining Art, Music, & Athletics After school tutoring Credit Recovery Providing social work, counseling, & support for students with special needs • Advanced courses (in school and off campus) • Vocational & Technical programs (off campus) What are we doing to improve student achievement? • Established a goal to raise proficiency 8% each year in all content areas • Implemented new enriched & accelerated curriculum in English, Math, Science & Social Studies • Intensive teacher training in learning the new curriculum and effective teaching strategies • Expanded after school programs, including test prep classes (in school & online) • Required rigorous test preparation for all 11th grade students. • Re-established an honors program What are we doing in Reading? • Literacy Lab – A reading skills program focused in reading skills that help students’ reading proficiency in all content areas. • New ELA Curriculum – Rigorous lessons that improve students reading skills over time. • Teacher Training – Intensive professional development so that teachers know the curriculum and know how to deliver effective instruction What are we doing in Math? • Carnegie Learning Cognitive Tutor – Students complete two hours of Carnegie per week. Three days are spent in the classroom learning new material. • Teacher Training – Intensive professional development so that teachers know Carnegie and deliver effective instruction. • Progress Monitoring- Staff closely monitor student progress so that extra attention is given to students who are behind. What else are we doing? Setting clear expectations for students, staff, and parents. Establish policy to provide more support for parents in supporting their children in school and at home. Improving incentives for students to improve attendance & behavior in school and in afterschool programs. School Curriculum Please review OPHS Student Schedule-At-A-Glance Bottom Line: Students must pass all classes on their schedule. Students must also obtain 40 hours of community service How can parents support? Please review The Oak Park High School/Oak Park Freshman Institute School Compact. Most Essential: Check grades at least once a week to monitor progress & connect with your child’s teachers. Ensure that your child attends school everyday, and arrives to school on-time. Ensure that your child participants in available support programs & services. What are your rights as a Parent/Guardian? Please review The Oak Park High School Parent Involvement Policy. Most Essential: You have a right to provide input into the parental involvement policy & the parent-school compact. You have a right to receive information regarding your child & this school How can we increase Involvement? Discussion: How can Oak Park High School be of better service to parents & our school community? How can we increase parental involvement at Oak Park High School? Next meeting is October 28th, 2013 at 6:00PM Theme: Unlocking the genius in your child! THANK YOU!