Title I

  • When Parents are involved, research shows:

    • Students achieve more regardless of socio-economic status, ethnicity, or parents' educational level.
    • The more extensive the parent involvement, the higher the student achievement.
    • Students exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior.
    • Students have higher graduation rates and greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education.


    How can parents become involved?

    Epstein's Framework of six types of involvement for Comprehensive Programs of Partnership:

    PARENTING: Assist parents in learning about effective parenting skills through school and community workshops. Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.

    COMMUNICATING: Initiate regular two-way communication between home and school. Design effective forms of school-to-home communications about school programs and their children's progress.

    VOLUNTEERING: Be a school volunteer. Recruit and organize parent help and support.

    LEARNING AT HOME: Provide information and ideas to families about how to help students at home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning.

    DECISION-MAKING: Parents must be a part of school decision-making committees such as the School Accountability Committee.

    COLLABORATING WITH THE COMMUNITY: Identify and integrate resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development.


    Parents' Right To Know

    As a parent of a student at Heritage Elementary, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher. The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information about which you have the right to ask for regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers.

    • Whether the Colorado Department of Education has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught.
    • Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
    • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
    • Whether any teachers’ aides or similar Paraeducators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.