Title I

What is Title I?

Title I is a federally funded grant designed to help schools meet the needs of all students and to provide resources to help improve educational success for families.

Every Title I school has a Family-School Compact and a Parent and Family Engagement School Policy. Title I schools also host events to provide family engagement and involvement opportunities.

More information on the Title I program can be found on the PWCS Title I webpage.

Freedom HS Title I Staff Contact Information

Lisell Ascanio Parra
Parent Liason
[email protected] 

Jocelyn Douglass
Parent Liason
[email protected] 

Title I Family-School Compact


Freedom High School is a community of educators, students, parents, and partners where well-rounded students achieve their highest potential in a safe and stimulating environment. Technology, challenging experiences, mentoring, and extracurricular activities enhance the education experience. Focused multidisciplinary interactions build upon the student’s knowledge and relationships with the environment. Athletics, clubs and the arts assist in the integration of cultures through common interests to challenge participants and entertain spectators. Self-confidence, teamwork, and school spirit is enhanced through positive interactions.


The mission of Freedom High School is to prepare lifelong learners who are productive and responsible citizens in a global community. This will be accomplished through partnerships among staff, parents, and the community.

Student Agreement

I will … 

  • Give their best effort daily. 
  • Attend school regularly. 
  • Be on time for school and classes. 
  • Respect all students and teachers.  
  • Take care of school materials and property 

Family/Parent Agreement

We will … 

  • Make sure students attend school regularly. 
  • Communicate with teachers. 
  • Discuss student’s progress and concerns with students and teachers. 
  • Attend at least one Title I parent meeting and parent teacher conference. 
  • Login to Parent VUE to check student grades. 
  • Check the school webpage for information. 

Teachers/Staff Agreement

We will … 

  • Build relationships with students. 
  • Provide high-quality differentiated instruction to reach all students. 
  • Communicate with parents regularly. 
  • Participate in professional development to support professional growth. 

Title I Parent and Family Engagement School Policy

Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) Title I program is established to improve student achievement so that every student will graduate on time with the knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to create a thriving future for themselves and their community.

Freedom High School School will ensure effective involvement of families and will support a partnership among the school, parents, guardians, and community to improve student achievement in the following ways: 

School Family Engagement Policy

  • Review the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy which is jointly developed and distributed to parents.
  • Provide all parents with information about the schools’ participation in Title I at the Annual Meeting and inform parents of their right to be involved.
  • Invite and encourage all parents to attend all Title I Family meetings and events. Inform parents that the school may provide support for them to attend meetings.
  • Involve family participation in the planning, review, and improvement of the schools’ Title I Schoolwide/Continuous Improvement Plan
  • Provide parents with information about the Title I program, the curriculum, academic assessments, and students’ expected proficiency levels.
  • Notify the PWCS Title I Office if the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy is not satisfactory to the parents of participating children. 

Shared Responsibilities for High Student Achievement

  • Invite parents to volunteer, observe, and/or participate in their child’s class(es) and school.
  • Include a schedule for parent-teacher conferences and progress reports.
  • Invite parents to participate in events related to academics.

Building Capacity for Engagement

  • Assist parents to understand the state’s academic content, achievement standards, and assessments.
  • Communicate with families on a regular basis regarding their child’s progress in school; including school performance information and student assessment results.
  • Provide materials and training to help parents support their children’s academic progress.
  • Develop, in consultation with families, a Family-School Compact, stating how the school and families will share the responsibility for high student performance. Review the Family-School Compact annually with families and school staff.
  • Educate teachers, pupil services personnel, principals, and other staff, with the assistance of parents, in the value and utility of contributions of parents, and how to communicate and work with parents as equal partners.
  • Coordinate and integrate parent and family engagement programs and activities with other federal and state programs supporting preschool, multilingual students, and students with disabilities.
  • Ensure that information related to school and parent programs, meetings, and other activities is sent to parents in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.
  • Distribute annual parent surveys encouraging parents to respond to additional support needed to participate in parent and family engagement.
  • Provide opportunities to participate in decision-making at Parent Advisory Council meetings, Parent Teacher Organization meetings, and meetings related to Title I program planning.


  • Provide opportunities for the participation of parents with limited English proficiency and parents with disabilities, in a format that is practicable and in a language that parents can understand.

Important Dates and Upcoming Title I Events

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Middle Schools and High Schools       

  • October 9, 2023 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Last Day of Grading Periods

  • November 3, 2023
  • January 26, 2024
  • April 8, 2024
  • June 7, 2024 

Title I Parent & Family Engagement Events (additional events may be added)

  • Night Out: August 1, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Freshman Orientation: August 7, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Back to School Night: August 20, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Freedom Community Resource Fair: October 28, 2023 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Fair: March 9, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.