Title I is a federally funded program designed to target students who are living in low-income communities, and are also students who are at a disadvantage in becoming successful learners. These programs are to help at risk students who do not meet state learning goals in language arts. These students do not have to be identified as individually poor, but must be in a school that projects a rate of 60 percent poverty. Schools that possess numbers at or above the district-wide poverty rate are eligible for Title 1 funds.
The mission of the Title I Reading Program of Ridgeland School District 122 is to provide opportunities, experiences, and instruction in order to enable all students to learn successfully and be full participants in their respective school communities while developing reading proficiency.
Our vision is to prepare all students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
To provide remedial instruction for pupils who are diagnosed - using diagnostic instruments - as disabled readers
- Give children skills to successfully participate in classroom reading lessons
- Ensure a focus on high standards for all children, including those at risk of failing to meet them
- To insure a sequential growth in reading through the use of appropriate methods and suitable materials
- To improve accountability
- To act as a resource person
- To serve as a public relations person for the school in interpreting the school's reading program to the parents and the public in general
- To assist in developing the Language Arts curriculum
- Significantly upgrade the quality of curriculum and instruction
- Afford parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children at home and at school