Student Services

Welcome to Highland Student Services

Highland School District takes advantage of many state and federal programs allocated to help meet unmet student needs. Among these programs are:

The Student Services Office can be reached by phone at; 509-678-8770 or via e-mail using the Student Services Contact form.

Title 1

Title I, Part A is intended to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach proficiency on challenging state and academic standards and assessments. The program focuses on promoting reform in high-poverty schools and ensures student access to scientifically-based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.

Title I funds may be used for a variety of services and activities, most commonly for instruction in reading and mathematics. The legislation encourages the use of strategies such as extended day (before- and after-school programs), extended school year, and summer school programs to increase learning time. Districts and schools may use Title I funds to serve students from preschool age through high school.

The term "targeted assistance" signifies that the services are provided to a select group of children-those identified as failing, or most at risk of failing, to meet the state's challenging content and student achievement standards, rather than for overall school improvement.

To accomplish this goal, a targeted assistance program must be based on:

  • Improving achievement of participating children
  • Using effective instructional strategies that give primary consideration to extended-time strategies
  • Providing accelerated, high-quality curricula
  • Minimize the removal of children from the regular classroom during regular school hours
  • Coordinating with and supporting the general education population
  • Providing instruction by highly-qualified and trained professional staff
  • Implementing strategies to increase parent involvement

LAP (Learning Assistance Program) a partner to Title1

LAP is a state-funded program to serve students with the greatest deficits in academic basic skills as identified by statewide assessments. Students in kindergarten through grade 12 who score below standard at grade level on statewide assessments are provided additional support to develop their basic skills include reading, writing, mathematics and readiness associated with those skills. These students must have a Student Learning Plan developed each year to guide their program.

Migrant:

The Title I Migrant Education Program (MEP), in partnership with schools, communities, and families, supports the unique educational and health needs of migrant students by enhancing their opportunities for personal success and advocating for quality services that promote responsible and productive individuals.

State Transitional Bilingual Program

The State Transitional Bilingual Program (STBP), with the involvement of parents, educators, and community, is committed to address the unique needs of students from linguistically and culturally perse backgrounds and to help them achieve the high content and performance standards expected of all students in Washington State.

Title III LEP

Title III is the bilingual initiative at the federal level. It supports assessment and staff training to meet the needs of second language learners.

Title IIA - Teacher and Principal Quality

The fundamental purpose of the Title II Section is to ensure learning experiences and support services are provided for educators that promote quality instruction for student learning. The ultimate goal is increased student academic learning and achievement. The section operates on the principles of high quality professional development through close connections and partnerships with other federal and state programs and initiatives for teachers, para educators and administrators. This federal program provides funds to school districts to promote teacher and principal quality through strategies such as high quality professional development in core subject areas and development of mechanisms and initiatives to promote the retention and hiring of highly qualified teachers and principals, including class size reduction.

Special Education

Special education is a set of services -- including specially designed instruction, related services, supplemental aids and supports, and transition services -- that children with disabilities have a right to receive to meet their individualized needs.

The delivery of special education services is governed by the federal law called IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). If your child has a disability, s/he may have many rights under the IDEA.

S/He may also be entitled to accommodations or services under another disability law known as Section 504

Applications and any required policies, procedures,evaluations, plans, and reports are readily available to the parents and other members of the public through the

district’s special education office or the office of the superintendent. Please contact the Student Services at 678-8770 or the district office at 509-678-8630 with any questions.