Basic Programs an ASA Consolidated Program
Milton-Freewater Public Schools’ Title I is a federally-funded academic program that counteracts the effects of poverty on a student's academic success. Title I distributes funds to schools based on the number of poor children that attend rather than on achievement scores. This distribution ensures that successful schools will not be penalized by losing funds and that Title I funds will not be spread to thinly.
Title I is based on the premise that all children can learn to high standards when they are provided with equal, open access to educational opportunities. Our Title I funds are used to create opportunities which extend learning time, minimize pull-out programs, support instructional programs of advanced rather than rote skills, implement accelerated curriculum strategies as well as remedial curriculums.
Milton-Freewater focuses its Title I dollars on early intervention in grades kindergarten through fifth. Our emphasis is on high academic standards with aligned curriculum, assessment and professional development. School-wide programs are the cornerstone of our Title program. Our school-wide programs supplement, expand, and extend Milton-Freewater’s reading and math curriculum.
- Supports our district in providing high-quality opportunities for students in high poverty schools to meet the same challenging state content and performance standards developed through the Oregon Educational Act for the 21 st Century and Goals 2000
- Promotes extending learning time in all classes
- Expands eligibility for schools to operate school-wide programs that serve all children in high poverty schools
- Establishes accountability based on assessment results that include the Oregon Statewide Assessment
- Emphasizes effective parental participation and advocates for high levels of family engagement in their student’s program
- Focuses on researched-based professional development
- Supports a strong technology focus by providing schools with additional computers