Harbor High School
Please note that Public School Choice (PSC) and Supplementary Education Services (SES) will no longer be offered at Harbor High. For more information please refer to the district's Title 1/LAP Page or click here.Harbor High will continue to be identified as a Focus School for the 2016-17 school year. The district Title 1/LAP page has more information on it what it means to be a Focus School. Follow this link to read more about it.
A Title 1 School-wide Program
Harbor High School believes every student should have the opportunity to attain his/her full potential. We are committed to providing a quality educational program for your student. We believe that teamwork and collaboration between school and parents increases the quality and effectiveness of educating every child. We value our parents input and believe that a partnership between school and home is critical to provide the support children need to be successful.
What is Title 1?
Title I is a national educational program funded through the federal government. Harbor High is a School-wide Title 1 school. As a School-wide Title 1 School, we are able to receive additional training, resources programs, and staffing to benefit students in the areas of reading and math, from below to above grade level. All students enrolled at Harbor receive the benefits of Title I support. Having school-wide status helps us to assist all of our students and enhance our reading and math program as a whole. This means any student, who could benefit from additional help using Title 1 resources, whether for a two week skill group or a year-long remediation plan, will receive the help needed.
How is the Title I program funded?
Funding for our program is based on the percentage of free and reduced lunches that our families apply for. Every application returned goes toward our funding, even if you choose not to participate in the program. Therefore, it is ESSENTIAL that Harbor High families apply for the free and reduced lunch program at our school whether you qualify or not. Forms are available at the front office and cafeteria. In addition, you can request a form by phone to be sent home with your child. Just call Susan Berry at 538-2180.
Who are Title I students?
Through the Title 1 School-wide Program, Harbor High is better able to address the needs of all students, particularly those students who are struggling with reading and math. Students who score below grade level on state and district assessments and are referred by the classroom teacher qualify to receive Title I services. Once these students are identified, the students are instructed in various ways-small group instruction, in-class intervention, one-on-one, tutoring in math... The school uses effective scientifically-based researched curriculum and instructional strategies to meet the child’s needs. Instruction is delivered by teachers and paraprofessionals who meet the highly qualified requirements set by No Child Left Behind. All teachers and paraprofessionals in the position of delivering instruction at Harbor High School are highly qualified. Progress is closely monitored with staff members meeting regularly to review and discuss collected data. This ensures that the instruction planned is meeting the needs of the child and promoting his/her academic success.
Teacher and Paraprofessional Requirements-How Can I Request Information on my Student's Staff?The federal "No Child Left Behind" federal legislation requires that school districts notify parents each year of their right to request information about the professional qualifications of their child's teacher (s). In the Aberdeen School District, such requests can be made through Jim Sawin, the Human Resources director, at 538-2004.Or click on the following link for additional information:
Upon enrolling at Harbor High School, students will receive a handbook which contains rules of our school, and important Title I information. There is a copy of our Title I Compact which needs to be read and signed. The compact spells out everyone's responsibility (School, Student, Parent) in ensuring that your student receives all of the proper support and opportunity to successfully complete their journey at Harbor High School.