Title 1

Title I

What is Title I?
Title I schools are identified based on the percentage of students who participate in the  free and reduced lunch program.School eligibility is determined during the Spring of each school year. McKissick Academy of Science and Technology are eligible to receive these federal funds to support our educational program. Some of the ways that Title I money is spent at McKissick are as follows:

  • Decrease student-teacher ratios
  • Provide standards-based and research-based instructional materials
  • Target our early childhood/preschool aged students in our community
  • Improve our Character Education program
  • Provide opportunities for teachers to analyze data, strategically plan, and receive appropriate professional development
  • Increase parental and community involvement Focus on individualized learning and remediation

Within the Title I program it is recognized that involved parents are important for student success. Parents have the right to know how their child is progressing academically and how the school is performing on state tests. Parents can request information about their child's teachers' qualifications. Parents also have the opportunity to give input through surveys, evaluations, and serving on the Title I Planning Committee to help develop the school Title I plan.

Parents can participate in the education process in many ways. Parents have the opportunity to attend  teacher conferences and school events. Supervising homework is another great way to help.  Parents can always observe in your child's classroom and volunteer.

For more information from the 2019-2020 Title 1 Plan, please click on the links below.
2019-2020 T1 Overview
2019-2020 Parent/School Compact
2019-2020 Parent/School Compact (Spanish)
2019-2020 Parent and Family Engagement Policy
2019-2020 Parent and Family Engagement Policy (Spanish)


If you have any questions about Title I please contact Lauren Phillips, Title I Facilitator at laurenphillips@pickens.k12.sc.us or 864-397-2219.