Statement of Purpose
Ramsey Magnet School of Science is committed to the goal of providing quality education for all students. Partnerships among parents, teachers, students, and the community will assist our school in meeting this goal. Everyone gains when the home, school, and community work together to promote high student achievement.
What is Title I?
Title I is a federally funded reading support program. We work with students who are in need of extra help to master reading skills. Funding for our program is based on the percent of students attending Ramsey who qualify for free or reduced lunches. We work with students who are not meeting state and district reading benchmarks. Our students benefit from instruction focusing on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension within a small group setting. Progress is closely monitored to ensure the instruction is meeting the needs of the child. Parent involvement is critical to student success. We encourage parents to be active participants in their child’s education.
As a School-wide Title I school, we are able to receive additional training, resources, programs, and staffing to benefit all reading groups, from below to above grade level. School-wide programs do not have to identify particular children as eligible for services. Having school-wide status helps us to assist all of our students and enhance our reading program as a whole at Ramsey. This means that any student who could benefit from additional help using Title I resources, whether for a two week skill group or a year-long remediation plan, can receive the help needed.
Ramsey Magnet School of Science will build support for strong partnerships by:
*Developing and reviewing jointly with parents, a Parent/School partnership letter that outlines the manner in which parents, school staff, and students share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement in meeting state standards. It also communicates the proficiency levels that students are expected to meet. As a school-wide Title I school, this letter will be distributed to all students annually.
*Informing parents of Ramsey’s status as a school-wide Title I School in writing and/or on the school’s website.
*Providing an annual informational meeting in which all parents of children who attend Ramsey will be invited.
*Keeping parents informed of their child’s academic progress, through conferences, phone calls, and/or written reports in order to formulate decisions relating to the education of their child.
*Ensuring parents, including those with limited English proficiency and/or disabilities, will have reasonable and necessary resources needed to provide full opportunities for involvement in their child’s education.
*Presenting opportunities for parents to volunteer in the Title I program.
*Ensuring all Ramsey staff members meet “highly qualified” status (information regarding “status” to be provided in the office).
*Providing parents with specific support strategies and materials, as needed, to help their child with all academic subjects at home.