Title 1 Supports for Students

Title 1, Part A is a federal program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that provides financial assistance to school districts to support the academic achievement of students identified as failing or most at risk of failing to meet state standards and assessments.  Title 1 programs provide students with extra instructional support beyond the regular classroom.

School districts are eligible to receive Title 1 funds based on federal poverty census information.  The amount of funds that a school receives is determined by the number of children from low-income families that live in the school's attendance area.

Title 1 schools identify students that are most in need of educational assistance and provide them with additional academic support.  Students do NOT need to be from low-income families in order to receive Title 1 services.


Title 1 programs are designed to provide services that supplement and support the reulgar classroom program.  Examples of services that may be offered using Title 1 funds include:

  • Extra instructional time and supports for students;
  • Specialized instructional methods and teaching materials that supplement the student's regular classroom instruction;
  • Before the Bell, a program that extends and reinforces the school's regular curriculum.