Raleigh County School Taken Off "School Choice" List

August 26, 2004

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education has approved an appeal by Trap Hill Middle School to take its name off the West Virginia Achieves “school choice” list.  

Trap Hill Middle School was originally identified as having to offer “school choice” since it is currently a Title I school and it did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) during the 2003 – 2004 school year.  

According to No Child Left Behind all students in Title I schools identified as in “need of improvement” for two or more years will have the option to transfer to another public school in their district which has not been identified for improvement. In addition, transportation for the student must be covered by the county school system.  

For the school year 2002 – 2003 Trap Hill Middle School did not make AYP but the school was not served by Title I. As a result, the school will not have to offer “school choice.”  

Thirty-seven schools remain on the Title I sanction list. For a complete list of those schools you can visit the West Virginia Achieves website at http://wvachieves.k12.wv.us

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