District Mission Statement

District and school-based Title I Parent Involvement Programs in Polk County will strive to build RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family,
every teacher, every day.

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Title I Resources

Title I Overview

Components of Title I are:
Effective Instruction
Professional Development
Parental Involvement

Studies show that the more parents are involved in the education of their child, the more academically successful that child will be.  The goal of the Title I Parent Involvement program is to give school-based Parent Involvement Facilitators information, materials and resources to enable them to provide for their parents at the school-level.  It is the job of the Facilitator to give parents the tools and resources necessary for them to help their child at home.  Everyone working together in this way gives the child the best possible support for doing well in school.

Title I Newsletter

Explanation of State and District Test Scores

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT) is part of Florida’s overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. The FCAT, administered to students in grades 3-11, consists of tests that measure selected benchmarks in mathematics, reading, science, and writing from the Sunshine State Standards (SSS). Participating students include all students working toward a standard high school diploma, including English Language Learners (ELLs) and students with disabilities. Grade 3 students must earn an FCAT Reading score of Level 2 or higher on a scale of 1 – 5 in order to be promoted to grade 4. Requirements of FCAT scores for passing to the next grade level may be found in the district’s Pupil Progression Plan.

The best understanding of a student’s academic achievement comes from looking at multiple pieces of evidence (including FCAT scores) collected over time.  Developmental Scale Scores were introduced in 2002 to track student progress over time and across grade levels to indicate student “growth,” or “learning gains.” For this reason, they are the scores students and parents receive on their FCAT Reading and FCAT Mathematics Student and Parent Reports. By using FCAT Developmental Scale Scores, parents can monitor their student’s academic progress from one grade to the next. By comparing a student’s scores in the same FCAT subject for two or more years with the associated mean scores (or with the various Achievement Levels) for those years, it is possible to identify whether a student’s performance improved, declined, or remained consistent.

Involvement of Parents

The Title 1 program is being implemented at Frostproof Middle Senior High School.  While Title 1 is designed to help struggling students, it actually helps all students.  As a three tier program comprised of student assessment, professional development and parent involvement, Title 1 impacts all students and families.       

Polk County and Frostproof Middle Senior High School Title I Parent Involvement Programs will strive to BUILD RELATIONSHIPS to create real family engagement for every child, every family, every teacher, every day.

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To increase opportunities for Parent Involvement at Title I schools. Title I provides several newsletters for parents, students, and teachers to help parents get involved in their student's education. We have placed the content on the Title I District Web site below.

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2010-2011 School Improvement Plan

Title I, Part A
  This is the first year Frostproof Middle Senior High School received the Title , Part A1Grant.  Monies will be used to support a three part program:  Assessment, Professional Development and Parent Involvement.  A facilitator will coordinate the program and two staff members were added to work with the students who are at risk of not receiving a regular diploma due to failure to pass the FCAT or earn a 2.0 required for a regular diploma. Additional monies are being used to supplement classroom materials, materials for parents, fund individual parent conferences, and parent workshops.

Title I, Part C- Migrant
Migrant students enrolled in Frostproof Middle Senior High School will be assisted by the school and by the District Migrant Education Program (MEP). Students will be prioritized by the MEP for supplemental services based on need and migrant status.  MEP Teacher Advocates, assigned to schools with high percentages of migrant students, monitor the progress of these high need students and provide or coordinate supplemental academic support. Migrant Home-School Liaisons identify and recruit migrant students and their families for the MEP. They provide support to both students and parents in locating services necessary to ensure the academic success of these students whose education has been interrupted by numerous moves.

Title I, Part D
Title I, Part D, provides Transition Facilitators to assist students with transition from Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facilities back into their zoned school. The Transition Facilitators communicate with the Guidance Counselors at schools to facilitate the transfer of records and appropriate placement.

Title II
District receives supplemental funds for improving basic education programs through the purchase of small equipment to supplement education programs.  Professional development resources are available to Title I schools through Title II funds. In addition, School Technology Services provide technical support, technology training, and licenses for software programs and web-based access via Title II-D funds.  New technology in classrooms will increase the instructional strategies provided to students and new instructional software will enhance literacy and math skills of struggling students.   Funds at Frostproof Middle Senior High are used to provide professional development.

Title III  Title III
P provides supplemental resources for English Language Learners (ELL) and their teachers in Title I schools, as well as professional learning opportunities for school staff.

Title X- Homeless
The Hearth program, funded through Title X, provides support for identified homeless students. Title I provides support for this program, and many activities implemented by the Hearth program are carried out in cooperation with the Migrant Education Program (MEP) funded through Title I, Part C.

Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI)
All students functioning below grade level are given baseline evaluations in reading, math, writing, and science at the beginning of the year.  This is followed by periodic re-evaluations throughout the year.  Teachers are provided reports that guide instruction to improve student performance.

Violence Prevention Programs
A Bullying Prevention program is provided for all students through the district office.  Guidance provides group sessions on various topics which include anger management, bullying, cyber bullying, etc.  Title IV provides violence and drug prevention programs in schools in order to promote a safe school environment. Examples of violence prevention programs include anti-bullying, gang awareness, gun awareness, etc.

Nutrition Programs
Due to our large population that qualify for free and reduced lunch we also provide a breakfast program. 

Housing Programs

Head Start

Adult Education
Through the district adult education program we offer a GED class on campus in the evenings.  The district also provides a Drop Back In Program and Life Skills for students who have left the traditional high school.  Through the vocational schools they can also get a Polk District Diploma while learning a trade.

Career and Technical Education
We have an ISpaces Academy which combines construction and interior design.  This is a new program which targeted 9th graders this first year. We also have a College and Career Specialist who facilitates post secondary education and training planning.

Job Training
Through our Marketing program and Ag program, we offer On-Job-Training.  Also, the ESE Career Prep/Career Experience provides OJT training for qualified students.

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FMSHS - Parent Compact

The administration, teachers, and entire staff of Frostproof Middle Senior High School will work to ensure that:
• YOUR STUDENT receives high-quality content and instruction which will be provided in a supportive, safe and effective learning environment in order for him/her to meet Florida's student academic achievement standards and strive to be a life-long learner:

Parent Compact



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