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Learning Assistance Programs (Title I)

Do you have a student who needs extra academic support?  Looking for ways to stay involved with your student's progress? Title I offers opportunities for children whose struggles often keep them on the academic sidelines.

 

Title I, Part A is a federally-funded program that serves the needs of children – Kindergarten to Grade 12, identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state's performance standards in Mathematics, Reading, and Writing.  Title I provides students with extra educational assistance beyond the regular classroom, and serves all education levels, including private schools and charter programs. ​​​​​​​

Learning Assistance Program (LAP)

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state-funded program providing additional academic support to eligible students. Eligible students are those performing below grade level on the state’s assessments. Students in grades 11and 12 who are at risk of not graduating or reaching achievement on district assessments may also be considered. LAP funds are available to support programs in grades K-12 in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Readiness for those subjects.

Additional Learning Support

These supports include a broad range of programs that provide children with academic interventions, enrichment and/or supervised activities beyond the traditional school day, and in some cases, beyond the traditional school year.

 

  • Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are extended learning programs many schools offer​ as a strategy for improving or enhancing student achievement, and for students who need extra support to be successful academically.
  • Summer School enrichment is another form of extended learning opportunities Title I provides, focusing on reading and comprehension, transitional preparedness, and Kindergarten Readiness.
  • Supplemental Educational Services (SES) program is part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. Services from this program provide free tutoring to qualifying students in subjects such as Reading, Language Arts, and Mathematics.
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Partnerships

As part of the district’s goals, partnerships are supported through Title I by providing opportunities to work with our parents, the community and promoting staff development. Such opportunities include Parent Involvement, Professional Development, and the McKinney Vento Program.
 

  • Parent Involvement​ – Parents can influence the success of their students in school more than any teacher or federal program. Research shows that how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents or support group are involved in their education. Title I supports Parent Involvement activities to further this goal.
  • Professional Development funding through Title I affords district staff with training opportunities in formal, informal or group settings. Individuals may participate in professional development at the building level to maintain and improve professional competence, keep abreast of new technology and practices, as well as study a variety of academic approaches such as consultation, coaching, and lesson planning or mentoring.
  • McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was authorized by Congress, December 2001, as part of the No Child Left Behind Legislation. The purpose of this Act is to remove the barriers to education for homeless/transitional students and provide educational stability.