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Title I is the largest federal aid program for our nation’s schools. Title I of the Elementary and the Secondary Education Act provides financial assistance to state and local educational agencies to meet the needs of at-risk children. The purpose of Title I, Part A is to help local educational agencies (LEAs) improve teaching and learning in high-poverty schools and help children failing or most at-risk of failing meet challenging state academic standards. This purpose is accomplished by such efforts as follows:

  • providing an enriched and accelerated educational program;
  • promoting schoolwide reform through schoolwide programs or through additional services that increase the amount and quality of instructional time;
  • significantly upgrading the quality of instruction by providing staff in participating schools with substantial opportunities for professional development; and
  • affording parents meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their children at home and at school.

Title I schools work to:

  • Identify students most in need of educational help;
  • Set goals for improvements;
  • Measure student progress;
  • Develop programs that add to regular classroom instruction;
  • Provide effective instructional strategies to involve parents;
  • Provide computers classes for parents;
  • Promote programs to support our families;
  • Build strong partnerships with parents and the community.

Title 1 Programs Generally Offer:

  • Smaller Classes;
  • Additional teachers and assistants;
  • Extra time for instruction;
  • A variety of research-based teaching methods and material;
  • The opportunity for Title 1 teachers and staff to work closely together.

Telephone: 803-469-6900
Dr. Jade’ McLeod, Executive Director of Academics
Pamela Rhodes, Director of Federal Programs
Christopher Jones, Title I Budget Analyst
Lillarweise Seymore, Title I Administrative Assistant
Judy Boyce, Title I Data Specialist
Tamara Collier, Title I Data Specialist/ McKinney-Vento