GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Vista Charter Academy will host a literacy night
Thursday, Oct. 17, for school families to provide them program
information and teach parents how to make reading fun for their
Operated by National Heritage Academies, the charter school is
located at 711 32nd St. SE. Vista serves approximately 762 students in
kindergarten through 8th grade.
School officials say the evening will provide information on the
school’s Title I program, tips for reading at home, and specifics ways
parents can help their student improve their reading skills.
Title I is a federal program that provides financial assistance to
schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high numbers or high
percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all
children meet challenging state academic standards.
Federal funds are currently allocated through four statutory formulas
that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of
education in each state.
Family Literacy Night is scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m.