MBE - Title I School
Title I, the cornerstone of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, is the largest federal education program. Myrtle Beach Elementary School receives Title I funding. Many of the major requirements in No Child Left Behind are outlined in Title I - Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), teacher and paraprofessional requirements, accountability, sanctions for schools designated for improvement, standards and assessments, annual state report cards, professional development, and parent involvement.
The Title I program provides supplemental educational services to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high quality education. Title I helps schools provide world-class educational opportunities to all students.
It is important for the school and parents to work together and share responsibility for high student performance. One of the best examples of this commitment is the Student-Parent compact. This compact lays out the responsibilities of families, students, and school staff to make sure that students meet the standards. It defines the goals of the partnership to improve student achievement and how parents, school staff, and students will work together to help students achieve high standards. Additionally, the compact translates the policies and goals of the school into action — by describing what teachers, administrators, students, and parents will do to meet the goals and standards.
There are approximately over 40% of South Carolina students attending Title I schools. These Title 1 schools are in low-income areas, or their main focus is to improve testing scores. The federal dollars are funneled to schools for additional teachers and programs to raise student achievement.
A copy of the Title I plan is available in the school office for parental review or feedback. If you have questions or suggestions concerning the Title I plan, you may also contact the principal, Mrs. Michelle Greene-Graham, at MGraham@horrycountyschools.net or 843-448-1774.
Additionally, parents may visit http://ed.sc.gov to see information related to a specific district or school.