Edgelea is distinguished by the Indiana Department of Education as an A rated and a 2013 FOUR STAR school!

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Title I is the largest federal aid program for elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States. Begun in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson as part of his “War on Poverty,” Title I today is part of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This legislation grants federal funds to schools with large numbers of poor children to provide extra educational services that help students achieve at high levels. Specifically, the objective of the Title I program is to enable all students to meet state and local student performance standards and for schools to achieve the Adequate Yearly Progress goals set by the Indiana Department of Education.

Because Edgelea has a poverty rate higher than 40%, it is a school-wide Title I program. The purpose of a school-wide program is to improve student achievement throughout the entire school. Individual students are not identified as eligible to participate. Rather, every child will benefit from the added services and programs that a school-wide Title I plan can offer. All school staff focus on upgrading the entire educational program and improving the achievement of all students, particularly those who are low-achieving. In addition, a school improvement plan must be developed and implemented with the involvement of parents, teachers, principals, and administrators. Essentially, a school-wide program helps a school do more for all of its students.

Parental involvement is a vital part of any Title I program. Involvement with your child's education will help your child succeed at school. Below are links that you may find beneficial.

The Indiana Partnerships Center at http://fscp.org/information-for-parents/

Home Literacy Checklist

The Importance of Good Attendance at School