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Title I

Agora Cyber Charter School provides Title I supplemental support as a school wide program. Our mission is that all students will achieve academic excellence and reach extraordinary heights! View our policies concerning our commitment to parent involvement and educating all students. Email James Donovan at jdonovan@agora.org with any questions, concerns or comments.

Agora is a Title I School – What does that mean?
Agora Cyber Charter School is a Title I school, and as the parent/guardian of a child attending a Title I school you are an important part of the Title I team. Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parent involvement program and activities in our school. The focus of all Title I programs is to help students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status and background. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at Agora.

What is Title I?

  • “Title I” is short for the “Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.”
  • Title I is the nation’s largest federal assistance program for schools.
  • The purpose of Title I is to ensure that all children regardless of race/ethnicity or social-economic status have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to reach high academic standards of achievement on state assessments/tests.
  • Title I serves millions of elementary and secondary students in schools each year through either school-wide or targeted assistance programs.
  • Agora is a Title I school-wide program.
  • School-wide Title I programs serve all students in a school. Schools in which a specified percent of the students meet certain income guidelines are designated as school-wide programs. School-wide programs can combineTitle I funds with other federal, state, and local funds to improve school programs.
  • School wide Title I programs allow schools to offer more services to help students in the classroom to provide extra resources for instruction and learning, such as computers and additional instructional materials; to provide teachers/staff with extra professional development/training; and to provide a variety of teaching methods and materials.

 

Title I Documents

Parent Involvement Policy
Established jointly with parents of children participating in programs at Agora Cyber Charter School. In accordance with Federal regulations, Agora Cyber Charter School, as a recipient of Title I funds, will consult with parents and teachers of the children being served. The policy ensures parents are involved in the education process and school activities and that the school and parents maintain in constant communication for the benefit of student success.

District Parent Involvement Policy 2016                         Parent School Involvement Policy 2016

 

Comprehensive Plan
100 volunteers agreed to work on the Comprehensive Planning during the 2013-14 school year. The team met online once a month to review guiding questions. Each session reviewed concerns raised by the guiding questions. The meetings were recorded. After each session the recordings and slides were sent. A survey was sent after each session to gather input. The sessions started in January. Prior to the sessions the Principals and Directors reviewed guiding questions and lead the sessions. We collaborated with the Chester County Intermediate Unit on completion of goals and action steps. The goals and action steps were reviewed with the Agora Leadership Team prior to final submission of the School Improvement Plan. We will continue to work with the Chester County Intermediate Unit as we implement our action steps.

Comprehensive Plan

 

Compact for Title I
Compact for Title I is an agreement of what is expected of all involved in this school-wide program: you as parent, us as the school, and your child. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education:

Each school receiving funds under Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) must develop a written school-parent compact jointly with parents for all children participating in Title I, Part A activities, services, and programs. That compact is part of the school’s written parental involvement policy developed by the school and parents under section 1118(b) of the ESEA. The compact must outline how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share the responsibility for improved 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.

compact 2016

 

Right to Know
Right to Know Under NCLB, parents have the right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessional(s). Each year a letter is sent to Agora families to inform them of their right to ask for additional information about their children’s classroom teachers and/or paraprofessionals.

RIGHT-TO-KNOW REQUEST FORM

 

Open Record Requests
Right-to-Know requests may be sent to the attention of
James Donovan, Controller, via e-mail at
jdonovan@agora.org or mailed to our offices at:
​590 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

 

Education of Children with Limited English Proficiency
Agora Cyber Charter School is committed to the provision of
educational programs and services to provide an appropriate planned instruction program for identified students whose dominant language is not English. The purpose of the program is to increase the English language proficiency of eligible students so that they can attain the
academic standards adopted by the Board and achieve academic success.

Education of Children with Limited English Proficiency

 

Education for Homeless Children and Youth Policy
It is the policy of the board to ensure that homeless children and youth are provided with equal access to its educational programs, have an opportunity to meet the same challenging state of Pennsylvania academic standards, are not segregated on the basis of their status as homeless and to establish safeguards that protect homeless students from discrimination on the basis of their homelessness.

Education for Homeless Children and Youth Policy