Title I Schools
Hawthorne Academy High School is a Title I school receiving federal funds.
Schools considered Title I are those in which the identified student percentage (students directly certified) is at least 35.65% (or 57.03%) based on Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) guidelines. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) replaced Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) as the district's measure of poverty in 2015.
All CMS Title I schools operate under a schoolwide program model. These programs have flexibility in using their Title I funds, in conjunction with other funds in the school, to upgrade the operation of the entire school. Schoolwide programs must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs, create a comprehensive plan, and conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the schoolwide program.
What Your Child Would Learn at Hawthorne Academy High School
- Plan for comprehensive, long-term improvement
- Serve all students with high-quality teachers and paraprofessionals
- Provide continuous learning for staff, parents, and the community
- Use evidence-based practices to develop and implement enriched instruction for all students
- Use inclusive approaches to strengthen the school's organizational structure
- Coordinate resources to achieve program goals
- Engage in continuous self-assessment and improvement
The Ten Required Components of a Title I School
- Schools must complete a comprehensive needs assessment that drives all aspects of school operations.
- School reform strategies must be implemented to address the identified needs.
- All instructional staff, including paraprofessionals, must be of high quality as defined by state licensing standards in the NC ESSA Accountability Plan.
- There must be high-quality and ongoing professional development for staff to address the school's needs.
- There must be strategies to recruit high-quality teachers and place them in areas of greatest need.
- Parent and family engagement is a critical and integral part of day-to-day operations in a Title I school.
- Strategies are in place to aid in the transitions between academic grade levels and school levels, i.e., preschool to kindergarten, elementary to middle school, and middle school to high school.
- Teachers are actively involved in the use of assessments, and instructional decisions are driven by data analysis.
- Schools develop specific instructional activities for students identified with the greatest needs.
- Schools coordinate and integrate resources and services from federal, state, and local sources.
Please see the required documentation for Title I schools below:
Hawthorne Academy Right to Know Letters (English and Spanish)
CMS School Learning Compact (English and Spanish) 2023-2024
If you have any questions, please contact our Title I coordinator Genie Wilson.