Freire Charter School receives federal funding through Title I, Part A – Improving Basic Programs. This federal program provides financial assistance to schools with high percentages of economically disadvantaged students to ensure that children meet challenging state academic standards.
Since more than 40 percent of the Freire Charter School student body is classified as economically disadvantaged, Freire uses Title I funding to operate a school wide program to upgrade the instructional program for the whole school. Our school wide Title I program is based on effective means of improving student achievement and includes strategies to support parental involvement.
More than 50,000 public schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
In 2015-16, Freire will use our Title I funds:
- To provide adequate support personnel to assist in removing barriers to learning (academic and non-academic) and support parent involvement.
- To allow for additional and targeted instruction for students at risk for academic failure.
- To support classroom teachers in the execution of our high quality educational program.
We accomplish this by using Title I funds to support intensive math and intensive reading teachers, academic advisors for each grade, reading specialists, etc.
Freire’s Federal Program Coordinator is Ms. Melanie Reiser. She can be reached at 215-592-4252 ext. 1360.
Freire’s full Annual Title I Notice can be found here:
Freire’s Family Involvement Policy for 2015-16 can be found here: