Boulder Creek Elementary is a "School Wide Title I School". School Wide is awarded to schools that have over 40% of their students on Free and Reduced Lunch during the 2016-17 school year. We receive extra funding to provide additional services to children that demonstrate academic or social needs. Each student at Boulder Creek is assessed using AzMERIT, DIBELS assessments, Galileo (ATI) Assessments and teacher recommendation to identify those students who would benefit from supplemental service. All teachers and paraprofessional assistants at Boulder Creek are highly qualified.
Title I funds currently provide additional reading, math and social/emotional support to those students with the greatest need in 10 of our Gilbert schools.
Title I is a federally funded program included in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which supplements regular classroom instruction by providing support for students who are at risk of not meeting state academic standards. The purpose of Title I Part A - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged, is to provide a fair, equitable, and high-quality education to all children.
Schools meet criteria based on total student enrollment and the number of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch. Schools between 35%-40% F & R are eligible to participate in a Targeted Assistance Title I Program. Schools above 40% F & R qualify for a Schoolwide Title I Program.
Gilbert Public School's Title I English Language Arts (ELA) Program specializes in providing high-quality instruction in addition to core classroom learning. We use multiple data sources to select students that will benefit from extra instruction from a trained Reading Specialist and/or a Title I Paraprofessional. Our ELA Title I programs are evidence-based and align with students' needs to enhance student success.
Gilbert Public School’s Title I Math Program specializes in providing personalized math instruction, delivered by a Math Specialist and/or Title I Paraprofessional, in addition to core classroom instruction. Multiple data points are used to identify students who would benefit from additional opportunities to interact with the math concepts. Our Title I Math programs are evidence-based and align with student-specific needs to enhance student success in Mathematics.
Students participate in Title I services based on academic need. Teachers and Reading/Math Specialists work together throughout the school year, using multiple assessments (AzMERIT, DIBELS, ATI, Reading/Math Formatives) to determine which students would most benefit from additional instructional services.
- Gilbert Public Schools - Free & Reduced Lunch Application
- Arizona Department of Education - Title I
- Gilbert Public Schools Parent University
- U.S. Department of Education - Every Student Succeeds Act
- Gilbert Public Schools - K-12 Prevention Resources
- U.S. Department of Education McKinney Vento Program (Education for Homeless Children and Youths)
GPS Title I Family and Community Engagement
A key component of an effective Title I School Program is increasing Parent and Community Engagement in the education of children. Research has shown that students who have the support of their families are more successful in school and ultimately more prepared for college and career upon graduation. Families are encouraged to participate in school activities, share their ideas and attend Title I meetings.
Boulder Creek Family Resources
El aporte y la participación de los padres y miembros de la comunidad son un componente importante para ayudar a los estudiantes
a alcanzar su máximo potencial. Se debe hacer todo lo posible para invitar y considerar las opiniones de los padres para
garantizar el éxito de nuestros estudiantes. Un equipo de padres, maestros y administradores de Boulder Creek Elementary
desarrolló la siguiente Política de participación familiar.
The input and involvement of parents and community members are an important component of helping students reach their full potential. Every effort to invite and consider parent input must be made to ensure the success of our students. A team of parents, teachers and administrators from Boulder Creek Elementary developed the following Family Engagement Policy.