Title I Administration


Challenging Higher Education for Students in our Schools (CHESS)

The mission of the Title I Challenging Higher Education for Students in our Schools (CHESS) Program is to create well-rounded, lifelong learners. The Title I CHESS Program develops critical thinking, logic and reasoning, problem solving, computer literacy, patterns and outcomes recognition, interpersonal relationships, communication, and interpersonal skills. Additionally, CHESS also enhances student-teacher relationships and increases parental involvement.

The Title I CHESS Program is designed for students in schools implementing the Title I Program. CHESS is a program that uses the chess game strategies to help students develop their concentration skills and intellectual maturity. The Title I CHESS Program facilitates acquisition of these skills, thus increasing students’ opportunities of being successful in the academic arena.

The Title I CHESS Program offers the following structured services:
  • Facilitator Orientation
  • Program Implementation
  • Title I CHESS Program Data
  • Materials (chess sets, clocks, book, software, teacher demonstration board, video)
  • Support Services
  • Regional and District Competitions
For questions regarding the Title I CHESS Program, please call 305 273-2825.
2016-2017 CHESS Facilitator Orientation Meeting Materials


The registration deadline has been moved to Friday, March 3, 2017, that is two (2) weeks prior to the North Regional Tournament. This will allow this office to input information into the system and provide schools with additional time to review rosters for potential corrections, prior to the tournament.
The completed registration forms must be uploaded to the Title I School-level Compliance Collaboration Site, Evidence Source Folder (click here for instructions to upload), on or before the aforementioned deadline.
The Registration Form has been modified to make it almost fully automated (click here). This will facilitate the process of accurately completing all required fields, and expedite the input of information into the system by Title I staff.
Facilitators are required to utilized the new form in order to submit students’ names by category for the upcoming tournament.
Please be advised that the Department of Title I Administration will not accept registration forms in a format other than the excel version, or forms submitted by fax or school mail.
Please be advised that along with the Registration form, you are also required to scan and submit the following documents for each student listed on the form**:
Model Talent Release Form (FM-5974)
Student Participation in Interscholastic Competitions or Performances Form (FM-7155) for students in grades 9-12 only.
** Registrations forms submitted without the aforementioned documents, as applicable, will not be accepted.
The rosters of participants, based on registration forms submitted by schools, will be posted on this site.
CHESS Facilitators will be informed of the availability of the rosters, and will be provided with three (3) days to check the students’ names and categories prior to the actual tournament.
Changes to the information on the Title I website must be electronically submitted to Ms. Elizabeth Tejada (ETejada@dadeschools.net), at least three (3) days before the tournament. 
Please be reminded that this is a qualifying tournament for the District Championship. Therefore, only qualifying schools participating in Regional Tournaments will be allowed to participate in the District Championship. We look forward to your school participation, and the opportunity that our students will have to compete and be recognized. For additional information, do not hesitate to contact us at 305 273-2825.
REMINDER: No substitution of pre-registered students, the students may only play/participate in their current grade level. No registration will be permitted after the deadline, March 3, 2017.



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