Cougar Academy Title 1 School/Parent Compact
HARRISBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT
Title I School /Parent Compact
The Cougar Academy and the parents of the students participating in
activities, services, and programs funded by Title I, Part A of the Elementary and
Secondary Education Act (ESEA) (participating children), agree that this compact
outlines how the parents, the entire school staff, and the students will share the
responsibility for improved student academic achievement and the means by which the
school and parents will build and develop a partnership that will help children achieve
the State’s high standards.
This school-parent compact is in effect during the 2020-2021 school year.
Cougar Academy will:
1. Provide high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective
learning environment that enables the participating children to meet the
State’s student academic achievement standards as follows:
• Teach concepts to your child which will enable them to attain the
necessary benchmarks in order to be proficient on the Reading and
Mathematics Pennsylvania Standards or be making progress towards
• Continually progress monitor the major skills and concepts in Reading
and Mathematics to adjust supplementary instruction in order to target
areas of need for each student.
2. Provide parents with frequent reports on their children’s progress.
Specifically, the school will provide reports as follows:
• Written report cards will be distributed in November, January, March,
• Progress reports will be issued in October, December, February and
April. The progress reports will be constructive in content and provide
areas of improvement.
• As needed, students will be referred to the Child Study Team for
developing added intervention strategies.
3. Provide parents reasonable access to staff. Specifically, staff will be available
for consultation with parents as follows:
• Teachers will initiate parent phone calls or meetings with parents to
discuss specific student’s progress in a timely manner in order to
constructively solve learning concerns or applaud a student’s progress.
• Parents are invited to initiate phone calls to our school office or Title I
staff in order to express concerns about their child.
4. Provide parents opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s
class, and to observe classroom activities, as follows:
§ Parents will have opportunities to observe classroom management
routines during Open House.
§ Title I staff will plan an annual parent event each year to outline in
further detail the Title I program
§ Parents have the opportunity to obtain practical strategies for assisting
their children in learning experiences through a Title I Parent Event.
We, as parents, will support our children’s learning in the following ways:
• Monitor my child’s attendance.
• Make sure my child’s homework is completed.
• Monitor the amount of television my child is watching.
• Volunteer in my child’s classroom.
• Participate, as appropriate, in decisions relating to my children’s education.
• Promote positive use of my child’s extracurricular time.
• Stay informed about my child’s education and communicating with the school by
promptly reading all notices from the school or the school district either received
by my child or by mail and responding, as appropriate.
• Serve, to the extent possible, on policy advisory groups, such as the Title I Policy
Advisory Committee, the District wide Policy Advisory Council, or other school
advisory or policy groups.
We, as students, will share the responsibility to improve our academic achievement and achieve the State’s high standards. Specifically, we will:
• Do my homework every day and ask for help when I need to.
• Do my class work on time.
• Read at least 30 minutes every day outside of school time.
• Give to my parents or the adult who is responsible for my welfare all notices
and information received by me from my school every day.
Cougar Academy will:
1.Involve parents in the planning, review, and improvement of the school’s parental involvement policy, in an organized, ongoing, and timely way.
2. Hold an annual meeting to inform parents of the school’s participation in Title I, Part A programs, and to explain the Title I, Part A requirements, and the right of parents to be involved in Title I, Part A programs. The school will convene the meeting at a convenient time to parents, and will offer a flexible number of additional parental involvement meetings, such as in the morning or evening, so that as many parents as possible are able to attend. The school will invite to this meeting all parents of children participating in Title I, Part A programs (participating students), and will encourage them to attend.
3. Provide to parents of participating children information in a timely manner about Title I, Part A programs that includes a description and explanation of the school’s curriculum, the forms of academic assessment used to measure children’s progress, and the proficiency levels students are expected to meet.
4. On the request of parents, provide opportunities for regular meetings for parents to formulate suggestions, and to participate, as appropriate, in decisions about the education of their children. The school will respond to any such suggestions as soon as practicably possible.
5. Provide to each parent an individual student report about the performance of their child on the State assessment in at least math, language arts and reading.
6. Provide each parent timely notice when their child has been assigned or has been taught for four (4) or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not highly qualified within the meaning of the term in section 200.56 of the Title I Final Regulations (67 Fed. Reg. 71710, December 2, 2002).