State/Federal Programs & Grants

State/Federal Programs and Grants Department

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Enrichment Programs
English as a Second Language (ESL/EL) Resources
Families in Transition Information
Title I Program

Enrichment Programs

The items listed below are an example of the programs offered by different schools in the district.

After School Enrichment 
Grades 3-5, students selected by teacher recommendation and/or District testing.

Art Volunteer Program
The Art Volunteer Program is designed to increase students' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of art, and to demonstrate connections of art with issues of importance in society. Trained Art Volunteers work in partnership with the school's Art Specialist to support the District's Elementary Art Curriculum. Presentations about each artist require approximately 15-20 minutes of class time.

Belin Elementary Student Talent Search (BEST) from the University of Iowa offered to grade 3-6 students scoring in the 95th percentile or above on a standardized test. Parents may share test results with the school which can be recorded in the student's records. Students may qualify to participate in the Belin International Center for Gifted Education Summer Program at the University of Iowa.

Chess Program 

Open to all Port Huron Area School District students grades K-12. Students may participate in the annual chess tournament in March. This is an open tournament, consisting of five rounds.

The annual chess tournament takes place in March and is normally held at Port Huron High School. 

Chess Video
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"The 2015 Chess Tournament held at PHHS"

Destination Imagination

International program emphasis on creative problem solving with team competition at local, regional and state level. Competition for elementary, middle and high school students. Coaches' training is provided for parent volunteers. October through March.

Great Books Program
Students participate in literary discussions using a shared inquiry approach. Twelve week sessions may be conducted within the classroom or during the students' lunch period. Leader training for parents and other adult volunteers.

Nationwide junior math program for middle school students sponsored by the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, Blue Water Chapter. Tournament includes county middle school participation. Port Huron Schools host the event at Central Middle School.

Midwest Talent Search 
Academically talented students in the Midwest may apply for summer university programs in grades 7-12. Score requirements for all programs are for SAT or ACT tests taken in 6th, 7th, or 8th grades. Middle school counselors have information in the fall.

Quiz Bowl

High School and Middle School after-school program with academic competition county-wide.

Quiz Bowl Picture
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Rainbow Singers
4th and 5th grade students from all Port Huron Schools are chosen for their vocal singing ability by music teachers. Thirteen weeks of after school rehearsals takes place during first semester, with a concert in November.

English as a Second Language (ESL/EL) Resources

Program Handbook
Complaint Form - Fillable (You may fill out online and then print)
EL Program Review
Parent Toolkit

Families in Transition Information

Title I Program
Ensuring that all students have the assistance they need to succeed!

What is "Title I"?

The purpose of the Title I program is to provide extra instruction to students who are struggling to meet grade level expectations in reading, writing, math, science or social studies.

Title I funding is part of the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Title I has been in existence since 1965 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary & Secondary Education Act. Every few years this legislation gets renewed and gets a new name and new requirements.

Title I is NOT a special education program.

How can a parent learn more about Title I?
Port Huron Schools welcomes parent involvement in our programs and services. We want to be sure we are meeting your child's needs AND meeting your expectations.

Here are some ways you can be more involved:
Stay in close communication with your child's teacher and principal. Ask questions about the extra help he/she is receiving.
Attend Parent /Teacher conferences regularly. Schedule additional times if you have concerns.
Attend parent workshops which are designed to help you help your child.
Complete school surveys to help us design programs that meet your needs.

Which buildings in Port Huron Schools receive Title I funding?
Cleveland Elementary
Crull Elementary
Garfield Elementary
Kimball Elementary
Roosevelt Elementary
Woodrow Wilson Elementary

What Title I services are provided in Port Huron Schools?
Each Title I school designs its programming to best meet the needs of its students.

Services may include:

Certified teachers to provide additional small group instruction
Reading Recovery Program
Paraprofessionals to work with students under the direction of a certified teacher
After-School Tutoring
Summer Reading Programs
Parent Involvement Opportunities

Summer School
When funding is available, Title I has provided a summer school program for students from all district Title I schools.

Parent Programs and Activities
The Title I program supports parent involvement workshops and events at all Title I schools.