Title I Plan

School Name

Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 (0131)

School Year

2018 - 2019

Title I Requirements

COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT of the entire school (including the needs of migrant children) with information about the academic achievement of children in relation to the state academic content standards.
Describe the process utilized to conduct the comprehensive needs assessment for this school.

Our school-wide parent survey was conducted and data was reviewed during the school advisory council meeting. Stakeholders input was taken into account for planning the 2018-19 school year. At the start of the year, all instructional personnel attended a data awareness training where data from the last school year was reviewed in order to identify our academic trends. Parents will also part of this training at the 2nd SAC meeting. In both cases, the floor is open for suggestions and feedback was taken. This feedback will compiled and used to create grade level and departmental plans and goals for this school year, with particular focus in ELA and Math. Instructional personnel use the data to gear their instructional focus calendars and lessons with accommodations being made for all of the ESE and ELL student populations. We will conduct monthly assessments and data reviews as part of our progress monitoring. 

Instruction by HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS in all core content area classes
List instructional staff and paraprofessionals that are NOT highly qualified (instructional staff only).

For the 2018-2019 school year, all instructional staff and paraprofessionals are highly qualified. 

Describe strategies that will be used to attract high-quality, highly qualified teachers.

The district's Talent Acquisition & Operations department, as well as a district level Teacher Recruitment Committee work collaboratively to retain and recruit highly qualified, certified-in-field, educators. ABC School’s collaboration with the district is evidenced by participation in ‘Experience Broward’ Teacher Recruitment Fairs. Vacancies are filled with candidates interviewed at the recruitment fair and referred by the district's instructional staffing department. Retention of teachers is a top priority of our school. Teachers are cultivated and nurtured at ABC School to grow professionally. We retain highly qualified, certified-in-field, effective teachers in our school by utilizing the New Educator Support System (NESS Liaison), Professional Learning Communities (Reading Coach), District Trainings (District Personnel), School-Based Professional Development (Leadership Team / Team Leaders), Teacher Recognition and Incentives (Administration).


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS - Coordination and Integration

Title I, Part A
Title I funds provide additional teachers to assist students, particularly low performing students.

Staff Development funds are used to develop a comprehensive professional training program to improve delivery of instruction through a variety of workshops designed to move teachers to mastery and improve student achievement.

Parental Involvement funds are utilized to fund monthly academic parent nights that provide parents with new skills to support student learning at home. Improving the frequency and quality of family participation and increasing family literacy are also goals of our parental involvement component. Monies are used to purchase food, supplies/materials and provide stipends for teacher presenters.

Title I, Part C- Migrant
(Migrant-Title I schools have been advised if Migrant students attend their school)


Title I, Part D
Neglected and Delinquent

Students identified as neglected and/or delinquent will be connected to a school social worker through the Student Services Department who will provide support and community resources.

Title II
(District professional development)

Teachers participate in professional development linked to improved student achievement in the Florida State Standards.

Title III

English Language Learners (ELL) receives reading and developmental language arts instruction by a certified ESOL and reading teacher. They receive additional support from ESOL aides who provide one-on-one and small group language support in mainstream classes.  At our monthly parent nights, district personnel attend to provide language translations and information to parents in their home language.

Title X- Homeless
(Homeless- All Title I schools may complete with this statement)

Teachers and staff members are responsible for helping to identify homeless students and referring them to the Homeless Education program offered by the district. The purpose of the Homeless Education Program is to identify homeless students, remove barriers to their education, including school enrollment, provide them with supplemental academic and counseling case management services as well as linkages to their school social worker while maintaining school as the students stable environment.

Supplemental Academic Instruction (SAI)

SAI funds will be utilized to fund an eighteen-week Saturday Academy to assist struggling students. Funds will also be used to provide additional before and after school tutoring for fragile students.

Violence Prevention Programs

Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8  implements the County Student Code of Conduct and follows the District Discipline Matrix. Our school enforces the District’s Anti-Bullying Policy and has a zero tolerance for bullying and violence. Bullying prevention programs are supported through Youth Crime Watch, Peer Counseling/Conflict Mediation programs, guest speakers and student assemblies.

Nutrition Programs

Nutritional programs and health education are an integral part of our school, specifically through the Physical Educational curriculum and federal initiatives of the Broward County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Department.

Housing Programs

Referrals are made to the school social worker, when parents are in need of housing or food.  Additionally, the front office staff takes note of families expressing a need and passes this information on to administration and/or the guidance counselor.

Head Start

To ensure school readiness, the Head Start Program provides literacy, math, and science curricula that align with the K-3 national standards to improve educational outcomes. This connection between curricula and child expectations has contributed to better prepare students to succeed in Kindergarten. An end-of-the year Creative Curriculum Continuum report, detailing students’ ongoing assessment, is placed in the students’ cumulative folder to familiarize kindergarten teachers with the Head Start students’ progress in the program.

Adult Education

Parents and other adults of the community requesting ESOL, GED, or other continuing education programs are referred to the district's community school for services through our school social worker.

Career and Technical Education

Technical education is embedded throughout the curriculum across all disciplines. Selected students will receive middle school Microsoft certification upon completion of three years at Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach and will then continue with this program when they enter Hallandale High School.

Job Training

Through the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and SELECT + (Students Embracing a Learning Environment for Collegiate Training) students work through rigorous curriculum and use technology to build skills and also research and experience different career fields, and colleges and universities.  Students visit different engineering facilities and also participate in Career Day.  Eighth grade students participate in an annual trip to Junior Achievement (JA) Finance Park to explore different career options and receive minor training in selected fields.




Pre-School Transition

Pre-School Transition

Gulfstream Academy Early Learning Center services three classes of Specialized PreK ESE (formerly Preschool Learning Activities Classroom Experience-PLACE) and one Head Start class. The teachers conduct vertical articulation meetings during the school year to ensure that the transition from the early childhood programs to kindergarten program is smooth. A Kindergarten
Orientation is also held prior to the beginning of the school year. This gives the incoming kindergarten students an opportunity to meet their new teacher and get acclimated to their classroom. Additionally, parents are given an overview of the kindergarten curriculum and expectations.



Parent Involvement Goal:
Based on the analysis of the parent involvement data, identify and define an area in need of improvement.

The goal Gulfstream Academy of Hallandale Beach K-8 is to increase parental involvement in school events to at least 50% for the 2018-2019 school year.  All parent involvement activities will include engaging activities that offer opportunities to learn about student achievement and available resources.


2017 - 2018 Level of Parent Involvement:

Indicate the number of Parents and/or Guardians who participated in parent involvement activities. [i.e., Use documentation from sign in sheets]

Total Number of Parents and/or Guardians


2018 - 2019 Expected Level of Parent Involvement:

Indicate the number of Parents and/or Guardians who are expected to participate in parent involvement activities for this year.

Total Number of Parents and/or Guardians


PARENT INVOLVEMENT ACTION PLAN ACTIVITIES (Aligned to School-Level Parent Involvement Plan)


Strategies & Activities to Increase Student Achievement

Start/End Date

Evaluation Tool

Person or Position Responsible for Coordinating/Monitoring

Amount/Funding Source

Literacy Night

Presentation of Literacy Standards (per Grade Level) Promotion criteria and FSA

10/30/2018 - 10/30/2018

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets

Literacy Coaches and Committee Members


Math Night

PowerPoint Presentation on Math standards per grade level, FSA Math, Math Fluency Expectations per garde level

11/27/2017 - 11/27/2017

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets

Math Coaches and Committee Members


Guidance Student Support Services Night

Presentation of services provided through the guidance department which include services and resources for ESE, ELL and social services

1/29/2015 - 1/29/2015

Flyer, Agenda, sign in sheets

Guidance Counselors, ESE Specialist, social worker and school psychologist


Black History Month Performance

Students will showcase what they have learned about black history through performance that include poetry, singing, acting and dancing.

2/26/2019 - 2/26/2019

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets

Black History Committee


STEM and Science Night

Museum of Sience presentations, PowwerPoints on science grade level standards and FSA

3/19/2019 - 3/19/2019

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets

Science Department Chair and science committee members and STEM members


Social Studies Night

PowerPoint on Social Studies/Civics Standards for Middle School Parents, FSA

4/30/2019 - 4/30/2019

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets

Social Studies Department


Specials Showcase/ Art Exhibit/ Registration

Special Presentations pm all extra curricular activities and Kindergarten registrations and orientation

5/21/2019 - 5/21/2019

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets

K-8 Specials and Electives teachers and committee


School Advisory Council Meetings

Monitor the School Improvement Plan, Involve stakeholders with information regarding functions and operations of the school; allow input and feedback from the community and parents.

5/21/2016 - 5/21/2016

Flyer, Agenda, PowerPoint presentations, sign-in sheets, SAC Minutes

SAC Chair and Members



There is no Professional Development Activities.