Federal Programs

  • For more information contact Dr. Tonya Belton, Director of Federal Programs, at 985-3510.

    Title I 

    Rock Hill Schools receives Title I funding. We currently serve nine schools with Title I funds: The Palmetto School at Children’s Attention Home, Ebenezer Avenue Elementary,  Ebinport Elementary, Independence Elementary, Northside Elementary School of the Arts, Oakdale Elementary, Richmond Drive Elementary, Sunset Park Elementary and York Road Elementary. District Set-Asides provided a Title I Parent Teacher Educator, Core Content Integration Specialist, Literacy Coaches and Math Coaches.

    Services provided from Title I this year include:   Software for computer programs, support from Reading Recovery, Full-Day K-4 Programs, Interventionist, Math Coaches, Instructional Coaches, and parent and family engagement. Title I funds are used to purchase many leveled reading books, extra Math materials and supplies, and help to provide additional training and staff development for teachers in order to meet the needs of all students.  Parent and family engagement is encouraged in all Title I schools through opportunities to visit in classrooms, serve on committees, offer recommendations and suggestions, and attend meetings and workshops.

    Neglected and Delinquent/Title I

    The Palmetto School at Children’s Attention Home Charter School receives Neglected and Delinquent funding.  The Palmetto School at Children's Attention Home's is for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, the school focuses on meeting the basic needs of the children while providing a solid, appropriate, individualized academic program. Utilizing classrooms with low teacher to student ratios, children are able to spend significant individual or small group time with the teacher. Considerable emphasis is placed on teaching the children the appropriate behavioral skills needed for them to prosper as students.

    New Hope Carolinas (NHC) is a fully accredited private school under SACS. New Hope receives Title I N & D funds. Student population ranges in age from 12 to 21. NHC can serve grades fifth through post-graduate. All students enrolled in school at NHC have been placed here by the Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, private referrals from case management agencies, and court ordered through Family Court. All of NHC's students are separated by gender for school and the average class size is 8 to 10 students. NHC is a year round school with twelve week semesters divided by one week Teacher Work Weeks. NHC provides behavioral health care services to emotionally disturbed children and adolescents who have high-risk behavioral disorders and sexual aggression. The students at NHC have significant impairment in their cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. The mission of the education department of NHC is to provide a highly structured learning environment that focuses on social, personal, and academic development. NHC's goal is to provide smooth transition as students return to the community. 

    Title III
    Rock Hill Schools receives Title III funding.  Rock Hill Schools’ English to Speakers of Other Language program serves over thirteen hundred students from over thirty plus countries and over thirty plus different languages. 

    Nineteen certified English to Speakers of Other Languages teachers serve our schools. In addition, a full-time ESOL Coach is available to serve our schools and staff.

    Title VI

    Rock Hill Schools receives Title VI funding through the Office of Indian Education.  Funds are used to provide tutoring services to eligible American Indian or Alaskan Native students. There are currently over two hundred students identified as American Indian or Alaskan Native in the district.