Title I Tutoring

St. Thomas Aquinas Middle-High School provides Title I services in partnership with the Canton City School District. This program provides intervention services for math and reading. 

What is Title I?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the need of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading and writing.

Who does Title I Serve?
The program serves students in elementary, middle and high schools who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed. 

What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your child with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom. The Title I teachers at St. Thomas Aquinas Middle-High School are collaborating with your child’s classroom teacher to enhance the learning in reading and math. 
  • Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school choses.  Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.
  • Set goals for improving the skills of educationally disadvantaged students.
  • Measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student.
  • Develop programs for students in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction.
Title I programs offer:
  • Smaller groups or special instructional spaces.
  • Additional teachers and aides.
  • Opportunities for professional development for school staff.
  • Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need.
  • A variety of supplementary teaching methods.
  • Individualized approach to teaching students.
  • Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction.

Title I Staff 
The Math tutor is Mrs. Denise Weber.  Mrs. Weber is a graduate of Walsh University and is certified in the following areas: Elementary Education 1-8, Learning Disabilities and Behavioral Disorders (K-12), Reading (K-12), and has a Masters degree in Education.  
The Reading tutor is Mrs. Georgann Foltz. Mrs. Foltz is a graduate of  St. Thomas Aquinas, is certified in Elementary Education 1-8,  and has a Masters degree in Educational Administration.  She is highly qualified in reading and has training in Orton Gillingham and the LETRS Program.

Mrs. Foltz and Mrs. Weber are committed to making a positive difference in your child’s education.  They believe that Math and Reading can be challenging but it is a great accomplishment for students to understand and apply these skills to the world around them.
A Note to Parents:
You can influence the success of your child in school more than any teacher or federal program. By becoming an active participant in the Title I program at your school, you will:
  • Serve as a role model showing our child that you support his/her education. 
  • Assure that you are aware of your child’s educational progress; thereby demonstrating how important that progress is to you.
  • Teach your child that your input at the school is appreciated and that you support its efforts.
Research shows how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education. You can become more involved by:
  • Joining local and national school/parent organizations.
  • Supporting school extracurricular activities.
  • Volunteering at the school.
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences.
  • Communicating with your child’s teacher, by writing notes, telephoning the school, etc.
  • Keeping your child’s teacher informed about events in his or her life which may affect his/her performance at school.
  • Discussing with your child’s teacher and parent organizations other ideas for parent involvement.

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