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PRIORITY SCHOOL PARENT NOTIFICATION
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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PRIORITY SCHOOL PARENT NOTIFICATION

Randolph-Clay High School

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

 

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 requires that parents or guardians who have children attending a Title I school be notified of how well their school is preparing its students for college and/or a career, as well as the school’s designation status under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver.

 

Under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver, certain Title I schools are designated as Reward, Priority, Focus, or Alert schools. The Waiver also allows the use of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which serves as a comprehensive report card for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI provides a score between 0-100 for each school, and that score measures how well the school is doing in preparing its students to be successful in college and/or a career.

 

In 2012-2013 our CCRPI score was 47.9, but our graduation rate for the 2013-2014 school year increased by 25% (from 50%-75%). Despite the progress made by our students, Randolph-Clay has been designated as a Priority School under Georgia’s ESEA Flexibility Waiver for the

2014-2015 school year. This designation is based on our school’s performance in 2011 and we keep this designation for three years, having begun in 2012.  

 

A Priority School receives its designation in one of two ways: 1) It is in the lowest performing 5 percent of Title I schools in the state based on student test scores, and there has been a lack of growth in these test scores over a number of consecutive years, or 2) It is a Title I-participating or Title I-eligible high school with a graduation rate less than 60 percent over a number of consecutive years.

 

As a Priority School, we will work together with parents/guardians, our community, and the Randolph County School District to develop a school plan that delivers the necessary support to address the learning needs of our students and increase their academic success.

 

An important part of Randolph Clay’s success is parent participation and support in developing activities to improve student achievement. We hope that you will become involved in our school improvement work as we continue to monitor student achievement and set high expectations. If you are interested in participating in the development of our school improvement plans, being a part of our family engagement team or have questions about how you can better help your child in school, please contact , Elizabeth Knighton, Counselor at 229-732-2101 or email her at Elizabeth.Knighton@sowegak12.org.

 

Thank you for all that you do to support your child’s education.

 

Sincerely,

 

Willie J. Williams, Principal

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