St George Academy Title I Program
What does it mean to be a Title I School?
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of academically at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state’s challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.
What will Title I do for my child?
The Title I program will provide your student with extra educational assistance.
Which students does Title I Serve?
The program serves students who have demonstrated that extra assistance is needed.
How does our school receive Title I money?
First, the federal government provides funding to each state. Then, each State Educational Agency sends money to its school districts. The amount of money each school receives is determined by the number of low-income students attending that school.
Finally, Title I schools: Identify the students at their school who need the most educational assistance based on the criteria that school has chosen, set goals for improving the skills of academically at-risk students at their school, measure student progress to determine the success of the Title I program for each student, and develop programs for each individual student in order to support/supplement regular classroom instruction. Students do NOT have to be from low-income families to receive Title I services.
What do Title I programs offer?
- Additional teachers and/or paraprofessionals
- Opportunities for professional development for school staff
- Extra time for teaching Title I students the skills they need
- A variety of supplementary teaching methods
- An individualized program for students
- Additional teaching materials which supplement a student’s regular instruction
- A variety of opportunities for parents to stay informed and be involved with their child’s educational experience
- Parent Resource Centers with educational materials and resources for families to check out and use at home