Westfield Technical Academy
Westfield Technical Academy has a Schoolwide Title 1 Program - every student is considered a Title 1 student and benefits from parts of the program. WTA has developed a schoolwide plan which allows Title 1 funds to be combined with other federal funds to upgrade the overall educational program of the school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall Schoolwide program.

Title 1 has a mentoring program at WTA for students at academic risk. Mentoring is a one-to-one relationship between a youth and an adult that occurs over a prolonged period to time. The mentor provides consistent support, guidance and concrete help to the student. The goal of student mentoring is to help students involved in the mentoring program to gain the skills and confidence to be responsible for their own futures. Students benefit by:
    • receiving the support and guidance of a caring adult
    • receiving assistance with academic endeavors
    • experiencing greater self-esteem and motivation to succeed
    • receiving encouragement to stay in school and graduate
    • receiving encouragement to avoid the use of drugs and alcohol
    • improving interpersonal relationships, such as with teachers and family
    • receiving assistance in choosing a career path
For more information on the WTA Mentoring Program contact a Guidance Counselor or Christopher Rogers, Director of Student Interventions

Other programs which Title 1 funds or contributes to through professional development include:
Read 180 and System 44 remedial reading programs
Math 180 remedial math program
ALEKS online math instruction

2016-2017 Home-School Learning Compact
A Home School Learning Compact is a written agreement between the school, parent/guardian and student which defines the responsibilities of each in promoting student success. Compacts are required for schools receiving Title 1 funds.

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WTA Family Involvement Policy -
Each Title 1 school has a family involvement policy which outlines the school community's goals for family involvement and the ways they will work to engage families in the educational process. 

MCAS, NCLB and WTA
Massachusetts schools and districts are now classified on a five-level scale, with the highest performing in Level 1 and lowest performing in Level 5. Westfield Technical Academy is a Level 3 school. Schools are classified into Level 3 if they are among the lowest 20 percent relative to other schools in their grade span statewide, if one or more subgroups in the school are among the lowest performing 20% of subgroups relative to all subgroups statewide, if they have persistently low graduation rates (less than 60% for any subgroup over a four-year period), or if they have very low MCAS participation rates for any group (less than 90%).

View the WTA Accountability Data
View the Student Achievement Level Data for WTA