Title I, Part A is the largest single federal aid for elementary and secondary education. It is a grant that ensures all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging academic achievement standards that the State has set for all children.
Provident’s School-Parent-Student Compact outlines how parents, the school staff, and students share the responsibilities for improving student academic achievement and the means by which the school and parents will build and develop a partnership to help children achieve the State’s high standards.
The school understands the importance of the school experience to every student and their role as educators and models. Therefore, the school agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of their ability:
- Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables the children served under this part to meet the challenging State academic standards;
- Address the importance of communication between teachers and parents on an ongoing basis through, at a minimum:
- Parent-teacher conferences at least annually, during which the compact shall be discussed as the compact relates to the individual child’s achievement;
- Frequent reports to parents on their children’s progress;
- Reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities; and
- Ensuring regular two-way, meaningful communication between family members and school staff, and, to the extent practicable, in a language that family members can understand.
- Treat each child with dignity and respect;
- Strive to address the individual needs of the student;
- Acknowledge that parents are vital to the success of child and school;
- Provide a safe, positive and healthy learning environment;
- Assure every student access to quality learning experiences;
- Assure that the school staff communicates clear expectations for performance to both students and parents.
The parent understands that participation in his/her student’s education will help his/her achievement and attitude. Therefore, the parent will continue to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of his/her ability:
- Volunteering in the child’s classroom;
- Supporting their child(ren)’s learning;
- Participating, as appropriate, in decisions relating to the education of their child(ren) and positive use of extracurricular time;
- Create a home atmosphere that supports learning;
- Send the student to school on time, well-fed, and well-rested on a regular basis;
- Attend school functions and conference;
- Encourage their child to show respect for all members of the school community and school property;
- Review all school communications and respond promptly.
The student realizes education is important. He/she is the one responsible for his/her own success. Therefore, he/she agrees to carry out the following responsibilities to the best of his/her ability:
- Get to school on time every day;
- Develop a positive attitude toward school;
- Be responsible for completing homework on time;
- Be cooperative by carrying out the teacher’s instructions and ask for help when needed;
- Do daily work that is neat and reflects the student’s best effort;
Be respectful to all school members and to school property.