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Title I Program

North Adams Community Schools offers Title I programs at Bellmont Elementary School for students, in grades K-3, requiring remediation and/or intervention to achieve the basic components of grade-level reading skills utilizing scientifically research-based curriculum.

Title I allows students to receive small-group and one-on-one instruction from a licensed and highly-qualified teacher who works to identify deficits, build skills and bridge reading, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and/or comprehension gaps that may exist. Title I instruction is in addition to and supplements the student's 90 minutes of general education, core classroom reading instruction provided by the grade-level teacher. 

Title I instruction may take place during a student's regular school day or afterschool.

In accordance with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, section 1111(h)(6) Parents' Right-to-Know, this is a notification from the North Adams Community Schools District to every parent of a student in a Title I school that you have the right to request and receive information in a timely manner regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers. This information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s classroom teachers shall include the following: 

•If the teacher has met state qualification and licensing criteria for the grade level and subject areas taught; 
•If the teacher is teaching under emergency or temporary status in which Indiana qualifications and licensing criteria are waived; 
•The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major, graduate certification and field of discipline; 
•Whether the student is provided services by a paraprofessional, and if so, their qualifications. 

If at any time your student has been taught for 4 or more consecutive weeks by a teacher that is not highly qualified, you will be notified by the school of this information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your school principal, Mr. Aaron Baker at or 260.724.3137.

For further information regarding the Title I Program, please contact Tiffany Heine, Director of Learning at 260.724.7146 or via email at

Title I Resource Links

U.S Department of Ed Reading Resources
Indiana Department of Education Title I


Parents and guardians are equally important when it comes to the success of a child. You are your child's first teacher and your involvement at each phase is a critical component to their development throughout life. That is why we value parent involvement in our schools and we are committed our partnership together. We want to ensure that we are providing the resources and support necessary for you to see your child's growth, at home and in school.

Below are some suggestions and tips for you to assist your child in their reading and literacy goals:


Read with your child each and every day for 20 minutes to help strengthen reading skills and to build a lift-time love for reading.

Take turns. You read a page and let your child read a page. You can enjoy the love of reading together.

Read your child's favorite book over and over. Ask your child questions about the book and help them recall the things they learned while reading.