Welcome to the Title I page at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School.  We serve fifth and sixth grade English/Language Arts classes and provide small group reading instruction.  Reading specialists plan lessons and prepare instructional materials that strengthen phonics, word work skills, vocabulary, fluency, reading comprehension, writing, and book discussions.  Title I classes meet daily for 25 to 45 minutes, depending on their English/Language Arts class schedule.

The Title I program is in its third year of operation at Koontz Intermediate School under the leadership of Kelly Dietz, Malorie Morrill, and Laura Josey.  Our team is thrilled to be a part of the Koontz family and we are looking forward to an exciting and productive school year. 
Our goal is to provide a high quality education for every child, especially to students who are at risk of not meeting state academic standards.  In 2014-2015, Title I students made 3.5 levels of reading growth, which is equal to almost two years of progress.
Targeted students (those below grade level) also receive a Title I progress report every nine weeks in addition to their regular report card.  These students receive ongoing progress monitoring in the form of research based reading assessments. 
Title I funds are received from the federal government under the No Child Left Behind law.  Funds are used for instructional materials, professional development opportunities for teachers, parent involvement events, and Title One staffing costs.  All students at Koontz Intermediate School benefit from Title I funds.

If you have any questions about the Title I program, please contact us at Koontz Intermediate at (828) 684-1295.  Please check back from time to time for updates.