• Title I Overview 

    What is Title I?

    Burgess-Peterson Academy is identified as a Title I school as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Title I is designed to support State and local school reform efforts tied to the challenging State academic standards to improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support family engagement. All Title I schools must jointly develop with parents and family members a written parent and family engagement policy. 

    School Plan for Shared Student Achievement

    What is it?

    This is a plan that describes how Burgess-Peterson Academy will provide opportunities to improve family engagement to support student learning. BPA values the contributions and involvement of families to establish a partnership for the common goal of improving student achievement. This plan describes the different ways that Burgess-Peterson Academy will support family engagement, and how parents can participate in activities and events to promote student learning at school and at home.

    How is it developed?

    BPA invited families to attend our School-Wide Planning and Budget meeting to review and revise this Family Involvement Policy, our school-family compact and the family involvement budget. Additionally, family input and comments regarding this plan are welcome during the school year through an online or hard copy form. The plan is posted on our school website for families to view and submit feedback throughout the year. All family feedback received during the year will be used to revise the plan for the next school year. We also distribute an annual survey online to ask families for their suggestions on the plan and the use of funds for family involvement. Families can also give feedback during parent meetings and activities during the school year.

    Who is it for?

    All BPA students and their families, are encouraged and invited to fully participate in the opportunities described in this plan. BPA will provide full opportunity for the participation of families with limited English, families with disabilities and families of migratory children should any enroll.

    Where is it available?

    The plan is posted to the school website, emailed to all parents, distributed at the Annual Title I meeting. Parents can also retrieve a copy by request by emailing Principal White at dwhite@apsk12.org.