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Title 1


Title I is a federal program that provides money to schools and districts to help us make sure all children have equal access to high-quality education, and to meet our state’s educational standards. Title I status is based on the number of students in our school from low-income families. Our school is a schoolwide Title I program, which means all our students are able to benefit from the services we provide with our Title I funding. We are required to use Title I funding to improve the educational achievement of all students and engage our families in that process. School staff members work, with input from parents and the community, to develop a School Improvement Plan. The purpose of this plan is to improve our school’s entire educational program.

Family Engagement Plan

Parents/caregivers play an important role in the academic success of our students. We want to partner with you to help all our students in achieve their academic goals.

Title I Family School Compact

Family Engagement Plan

There are several ways to be involved:

  • Attend parent teacher conferences.
    • Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18
    • Tuesday, February 20
    • Mid-quarter progress reports will be available on Parent Portal
    • Report cards are mailed home at the end of each quarter.
      •   Quarter 1: Ends November 2
      •   Quarter 2: Ends January 25
      •   Quarter 3: Ends March 28
      •   Quarter 4: Ends June 14
  • Attend parent/caregiver meetings. Language support and childcare provided. Topics may include:
    • Graduation requirements, course choice, advanced academics, preparing for post-secondary and college options.
    • State of the School
    • FAFSA/DREAM ACT Workshops
  • Join the Patriot Booster Club.
    • The Booster Club coordinates fundraisers to support Camden sports, clubs, and activities.
    • Collaborate with school to increase student participation.
    • Meetings are the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room.  Please enter through Door 9.
  •  Become a volunteer.
    • All potential volunteers must complete an online application, a criminal background check and review the online orientation and agree to MPS volunteer expectations.
    • To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact Marcus Zackery at
  • Attend Camden site council meetings.
    • Site council supports the mission of Camden High School and ensures the inclusive representation in decision making in, but not limited to:
      • Staff development, instructional leadership, budget, and staffing
    • Site council meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. in room 103.
  • Participate in various parent involvement opportunities, such as:
    • Back to School BBQ & Open houses
    • Cultural school events/performances
    • Athletic games
    • Band and choir concerts
    • Theater productions
    • Visual Arts Exhibits
  • Here are some ways to stay informed:
    • Keep the school informed of your updated contact information for Camden reaches out to parents via mail, email, and phone calls.
    • Contact information includes address, phone number(s), email, and emergency contacts.
    • Attend the State of the School and Title 1 meetings.
    • Sign up for Parent Portal.  This is a great online tool for you to have access to your student’s grades, homework assignments, attendance, transcripts, etc.
    • Visit our school website.
    • Like us on Facebook.
    • Like us on Instagram.
  • Helpful information for parents:
  • Breakfast and lunch are FREE for all students. Families must still complete the MPS Application for Educational Benefits. To request a paper application, contact the main office at 612-668-2000
  • To report a student absence, contact the attendance office at 612-668-1927
  • Career and College Center helps with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/DREAM ACT. Visit the school website or contact India Burton at 612-668-2008 or Kong Xiong at 612-669-1992 for more information.
  • Camden welcomes parents/guardians to visit the school to check on their student’s academic progress. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to prearrange all visits and meetings to ensure staff availability. Classroom visits must be scheduled through student’s assistant principal and require additional clearances.
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For more information on family involvement opportunities and/or to provide feedback, contact Camden’s Family Engagement Team:
Marcus Zackery, Public Relations Specialist
Tong Ge Yang, Hmong Family Liaison
Bashi Farah, Somali Family Liaison
Ruth Oppenheimer, Spanish Family Liaison