Overview of Title I (Information from the WSFCS Main Website)
Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), is a federally funded program that provides financial assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) and schools. The purpose of the Title I program is to help at-risk students meet the state's challenging academic content and performance standards. Schools qualify for Title I funds based on economic need. The Title I program offers a variety of services for participating schools, which may include: additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes, and additional training for staff.Every Student Succeeds Act(ESSA)
On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), legislation to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). ESSA provides support to schools with groups of traditionally underserved students who consistently demonstrate low performance. ESSA also provides support to high schools with low graduation rates. The law requires data on student achievement and graduation rates to be reported as well as action in response to that data. However, unlike NCLB, states, districts, and schools will determine what support and interventions are implemented. Additionally, ESSA provides states and districts with a great degree of flexibility and responsibility with regard to timelines for progress, school improvement strategies, strong parental involvement and community support.
Click the following link for a powerpoint on Title I -Understanding Title I Programs
For the 2017-2018 school year, in the 43 participating schools, the program spans prekindergarten through grade twelve.
2017-2018 Title I Schools
Ashley Elementary Bolton Elementary Brunson Elementary Carver High Cook Literacy Model Diggs-Latham East Forsyth Middle Easton Elementary Flat Rock Middle Forest Park Elementary Gibson Elementary Griffith Elementary Hall-Woodward Elementary Ibraham Elementary J.F. Kennedy High Kernersville Elementary Kimberley Park Elementary Kimmel Farm Elementary Kingswood School Konnoak Elementary Main Street Academy Middle Fork Elementary Mineral Springs Elementary Mineral Springs Middle Moore Elementary North Forsyth High North Hills Elementary Northwest Middle Old Town Elementary Paisley Middle Parkland High Petree Elementary Philo-Hill Middle/td> Rural Hall Elementary Smith Farm Elementary South Fork Elementary Speas Elementary Union Cross Elementary Walkertown Elementary Walkertown Middle Ward Elementary Wiley Middle W-S Prep