Title 1 No Child Left Behind (NCLB) School Choice
Because Dr. Crisp Elementary, Fairgrounds Elementary, Ledge Streeet Elementary, and Mt. Pleasant Elementary Schools are Title 1 SINI (School In Need of Improvement) schools, parents/guardians have the option of sending their children to another school.
Under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, New Hampshire public school students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 take the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) tests in reading and mathematics each October. The NH Department of Education sets specific NECAP achievement goals for all schools. These goals are known as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Under NCLB, a school that does not make AYP in the same test (reading or mathematics) for two consecutive years is labeled a SINI.
Under NCLB, SINI schools that receive Title 1 federal funding must make available School Choice options for parents. Dr. Crisp Elementary, Fairgrounds Elementary, Ledge Street Elementary, and Mt. Pleasant Elementary Schools offer a range of services not available in non-Title 1 schools, including additional reading and mathematics support and a series of other services. It is essential that each parent, prior to making a decision on School Choice, discuss the child's academic needs with the principal of the child's current, home school. Change to another school may not be in the best interest of the child. It is important that parents/guardians are informed of what benefit the transfer will or will not have on the child.
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