As of November 11, 2020, Isthmus Montessori Academy Public (IMAP) is officially a Title I school. Our application was approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and this funding and support will allow IMAP to best serve our community. With support from our Title I team of educators, administrators, and community members, a plan is being developed to determine how to implement programming.
As of February 25th, 2021, IMAP’s Title I Team has determined that Mental Health will be the focus of Title I efforts. It was a unanimous decision by the Title I Team based on observations, experiences, and feedback from the community that this was our population’s greatest need. The Team is developing a plan that aligns with IMAP’s vision and mission and expands on resources already offered by the school. This plan is on track to be completed by June 2021.
Goals of Title I Program Implementation
Long Term Goals (for 2022 and beyond)
- Provide a realm of continued and consistent care focused on mental health for learners and their families to expand on resiliency and autonomy
- A realm of care is intentionally designed through extensions of Grace and Courtesy, educator and adult preparation, and family engagement
- Improve equity/detection/sustainability of programs related to the realm of care
Short Term Goals (to be completed in the 2021-2022 school year)
- Identify resources within the legal parameters of the Local Education Agency for learners and their families
- Explore a variety of metrics related to Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health
- Create a focus group of learners and families to gather more information on needs and desired resources
- Launch a pilot school-based program focused on Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health for learners and their families
- Analyze results of Professional Development Survey to plan continuing education opportunities to staff related to Social Emotional Learning and Mental Health (learner engagement, skill development, mental health, equity/Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist education)
- Support educators in reviewing instructional data and developing professional development based on observations
- Empower educators to create and facilitate healthy learning environments for children and their families