Academic Skills Program
The Academic Skills Program is supported through the Title I Federal funded program. School districts are granted Title I funds based on a formula that included the number of low-income children as well as the state per-pupil expenditures. Title I funds are used to provide educational services to students who are educationally disadvantaged or at risk of failing to meet state standards.
A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school. Its primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on state academic achievement standards. A school is eligible for schoolwide status if at least 40 percent of the students in the school, or residing in the attendance area served by the school, are from low-income families. We encourage you to apply for Coventry’s Free and Reduced Lunch Program. This affects our status and how much funding we receive. You can download the application at the bottom of this page.
Academic Skills Program Design
Title I funds are used to give children who qualify instructional support during the regular school day in addition to their regular classroom learning. Within our program, we are able to provide supplemental services using a variety of models.
· In-class, or push-in, is a model in which eligible students receive extra support and intervention within their classroom at the same time as the rest of their peers.
· Limited pullout is a model where students are removed from their classroom on a daily basis for a limited time period for intensive small group instruction.