Fact Sheet for Families of Students at Private Schools (Taken in part from Chicago Public Schools Manual: www.cps.edu)

WHAT IS TITLE I?

Title I is presently the largest component under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal education funded elementary and secondary program. While it has had different names since 1965, the Title I program provides supplemental education services so that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Service provision is a collaborative effort by Title I instructional personnel and individual schools, includinSt.-Bart's-at-the-boardg classroom teachers, school administration and parents. This program gives qualified students individual attention in the areas of Math and Reading.

HOW ARE PRIVATE SCHOOL PROGRAMS SELECTED?

In Chicago, schools who express an interest in a Title I program must submit a notice of intent and a report detailing their number of eligible students.

HOW ARE STUDENTS SELECTED?

Students in grades K-2 are selected by teacher judgments, parent interviews and developmentally appropriate measures. Students in grades 3-12 are selected for supplementary instruction based on multiple objective criteria. All students must live in a Title I area. Title I status is determined by a government formula based on the number of free and reduced lunch applications at the area public school. Performance on a standardized test or other assessment tool is also used. Eligibility is determined by a score of 50% or less. In cases where test scores are not available, a CPS analyst will work with the school to obtain proof of academic need. If the number of students eligible for Title I services is greater than can be served by the Title I staff, students with the greatest need are served first.

ARE PARENTS/GUARDIANS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE?

Family involvement is key to student academic success. Research has proven that increased family involvement positively affects student academic performance. A meeting before the first marking period should take place in each school. At this time information is given to parents about the Title I program. Parents are strongly encouraged to communicate with their Title I teacher with questions or concerns. Funds are allocated each year to encourage parent involvement. The funds may be used to pay for speakers, workshops or to purchase material for home use.

SCHOOLS WHERE WE HAVE HAD TITTLE I PROGRAMS

Christ the King Jesuit
5088 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60644

St. Bartholomew School
4941 W. Patterson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

St. Malachy School
2252 W. Washington Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612

St. Margaret of Scotland
9833 S. Throop St.
Chicago, IL 60643
 
Chicago Hope Academy
2189 W. Bowler St.
Chicago, IL 60612
St. Therese
247 W. 23rd St.
Chicago, IL 60616

Immaculate Conception
8739 S. Exchange Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617

St. John's Lutheran Academy
4939 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

Our Lady of Charity              
3620 S. 57th Ct.                      
Cicero, IL 60804                    

St. Francis of Rome
1401 S. Austin Blvd.
Cicero, IL 60804