A Catalyst for CHANGE
Title I dollars and other funding streams
work together in concert to help all children.
Title 1, Part A programs ensure that all children have a fair, equal and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.
Flint Community Schools using Title I funds to support the community school approach allows the District to coordinate efforts with community partners to address the social, emotional, and academic needs of the whole child.
A whole child approach, which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged, sets the standard for comprehensive, sustainable school improvement and provides for long-term scholar success.
A whole child approach to education is one which focuses attention on the social, emotional, mental, physical as well as cognitive development of scholars. At its core such an approach views the purpose of schooling as developing future citizens and providing the basis for each child to fulfill their potential.
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Flint Community School's Title I Program Parent and Family Engagement Connection Newsletter is published monthly during the school year. FCS offers a variety of after- school services, programs, and activities that engage scholars and allow for more learning to take place every day.
Visit the Newsletter page under Parent Information or view the Newsletter by clicking the image below.
Web accessibility refers to the practice of making sure that everyone, regardless of any kind of disability, can visit your site to use your services. The Title I website has been optimized for the following (most commonly used) screen readers:
Windows + Firefox or Chrome: NVDA (Free reader)
Mac + Safari: Voiceover (Built-in reader)
Android + Chrome: Talkback (Built-in reader)
iOS + Safari: Voiceover (Built-in reader)
ARIA attributes for screen readers; ALT image texts; form labels; clickable icons; and more. Removed animations and flashing GIFs that can trigger a seizure in people with some kinds of epilepsy.
The NVDA screen reader can be downloaded free of charge by anyone.
Please note: NVDA is only available for PCs running Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 and later. If you require a version of NVDA that can still run on Windows XP or Vista, please download the much older NVDA 2017.3 for Windows XP instead. NV Access does not however recommend or support running this older version on newer Operating systems.
FCS District Announcements
Beginning the month of April, scholars at Flint Community Schools will have M-STEP and M-ACCESS testing. Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) and the Michigan’s Alternate Assessment Program (MI-Access), are 21st Century tests given primarily online each spring and gauge how well scholars are mastering state standards. These standards, developed for educators by educators, broadly outline what scholars should know and be able to do to enter the workplace, career education training, and college. M-STEP and M-ACCESS results, when combined with classroom work, report cards, local district assessments, and other tools offer a comprehensive view of scholars' progress and achievement.
FCS administers these tests each spring. The testing consists of three components: College Board SAT, WorkKeys® job skills assessments in reading, mathematics, and “locating information”, and the Michigan-developed Science and Social Studies M-STEP. Scholars in grades 3-8 and 11 take various subject area tests in the M-STEP.
Also, it’s college preparation month for our juniors and SAT testing. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) uses the SAT with Essay as one part of the Michigan Merit Examination. FCS administers the SAT to juniors during regular school hours for FREE. The Michigan Merit Examination (MME) assesses students in grade 11 and eligible students in grade 12 based on Michigan high school standards.
SCHOLARS M-STEP, M-ACCESS and SAT testing, the following are important dates to remember:
May 1 – May 7: M-STEP [Grades 5, 8, 11]
May 3 - May 28: M-STEP Testing [Grades 3, 4, 7]
May 3 - May 28: MI-ACCESS Testing
For more information, please contact your scholar's school principal.
Testing: State Standards
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