The Categorical Office is responsible for organizing, providing, and maintaining parents, staff, and community with information relevant to the Title I and State Compensatory Education (SCE), which operates at our site under the regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. The funding for these programs (as well as other programs under Southwest Middle School’s Categorical Program) is designed to strengthen our students' skills in reading, writing, and mathematics and to ensure that struggling students have access to the services and opportunities they need to meet or exceed grade-level standards.
Our effort is to evaluate assessment data, and collaborate with staff, parents, and community to develop a comprehensive school site plan designed to raise students' achievement. We help provide staff, students, and parents with research-based strategies and program designs which have been proven to make a positive impact on student learning. We work with the support of the Sweetwater Union High School District and Southwest Middle School’s administrative staff to maintain our school’s mission.
The following staff members are housed under Southwest Middle School’s Categorical Department:
Coordinated Intervention Services Coordinator (Categorical Coordinator, EL Advocate, SOS Advisor, Intervention Specialist – Special Ed): Esther Parreñas
Parent Coordinator: Esther Parreñas
Categorical Assistant: Gledy Silva