Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is a federally-funded financial assistance program for schools based on the number of low-income families.  The purpose of these funds is to ensure that all students have a fair opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and meet state academic standards.

Use of Funds

Title I funds can be used to provide:

  • Educational opportunities outside of school hours
  • Professional development for staff
  • Resources, equipment, supplies, and other educational materials
  • Opportunities for parental involvement


A partnership must be shared between schools, parents, and students to help all students meet challenging state academic standards.

Ottawa Township High School will support students and their parents by providing:

  • A safe learning environment of highly qualified personnel
  • Two-way communication avenues, such as phone, e-mail, and scheduled meetings
  • Two nights of parent-teacher conferences annually in October
  • Online access to grades and progress reports via Skyward
  • Decision-making opportunities for parents through the School Improvement Team and Parent-Student Handbook committees
  • Supplemental learning opportunities, such as core subject tutoring, Saturday Success School, teacher availability before and after school, intervention and credit recovery programs

Parents will support their child(ren) and Ottawa Township High School by:

  • Ensuring that their child(ren) adhere to the discipline and dress code
  • Communicating with appropriate school personnel regarding their child(ren)’s academics through phone, e-mail, and/or scheduled meetings
  • Making every effort to attend parent-teacher conferences in October
  • Monitoring their child(ren)’s grades and accessing progress reports online via Skyward
  • Making every effort to be involved with school activities through volunteer opportunities
  • Ensuring that their children attend to their academic responsibilities (i.e. attendance, work completion, future plans, etc.)

Students will support their own education by:

  • Abiding by school rules and demonstrating the Six Pillars of Character
  • Communicating often with their parents and teachers about their academic progress
  • Monitoring their grades regularly in class and online via Skyward
  • Attending to their academic responsibilities (i.e. attendance, work completion, studying, etc.)