Title I Programs

  • Purpose of Title I, Part A

    Title I is a federal program that provides opportunities for the children served to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenging state content standards as measured by the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. Title I resources are distributed to schools where the needs are the greatest. Decisions for the utilization of these funds are made at the school level by the school governance teams, ensuring that parents have a voice in how Title funds are spent. Decision-making at the district level includes parental input using a Federal Programs Advisory Committee. Title I, Part A is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1964 (ESEA). This act provides federal funds through the Georgia Department of Education to local educational agencies (LEAs) and public schools with high percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards. 


    Purpose of Schoolwide Programs ​

    The purpose of schoolwide Title I programs is to improve the entire educational program in a Title I school, which should improve the academic achievement of all students, particularly the lowest-achieving students. The goal of such a program is to assist the lowest-achieving students to demonstrate proficiency on academic achievement standards.


    Definition of Targeted Assistance Program

    In all schools selected to receive Title I, Part A funds under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), Section 1113(c) that are ineligible for a schoolwide program or that choose not to operate such a schoolwide program, a local educational agency (LEA) serving such schools may use funds received under this part only for programs that provide services to eligible children identified as having the greatest need for special assistance.


    CSI and TSI Schools

    Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Promise Schools

    • CSI Lowest 5%: the lowest-performing 5% of Title I schools in the state when ranked based on their three-year CCRPI average
    • CSI Graduation Rate: high schools (Title I or non-Title I) with a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate less than or equal to 67%
    • Promise Schools: the 5.01% to 10% lowest-performing Title I schools in the state when ranked based on their three-year CCRPI average

    ​Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) Schools and Additional Targeted Support (ATSI) Schools

    • TSI Consistently Underperforming Subgroup: all schools that have at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of CCRPI components
    • ATSI: among all schools identified for Consistently Underperforming Subgroup have at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in all CCRPI components

    Source: https://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/School-Improvement-Services/Pages/CSI-Schools.aspx

    Clarke County School District has four schools identified as needing comprehensive or targeted support and improvement:

    • Alps Road Elementary - Promise School
    • Gaines Elementary - Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI)
    • Coile Middle School - Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI)
      • Special Education Subgroup
    • Classic City High School - Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) Non-traditional 
      • Graduation Rate 

    Click on the link below to find information from The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement on the Georgia School Grade Reports for the school district and individual schools. 


    Clarke County School District is committed to the mission of the implementation of rigorous standards in a safe and supportive environment - on every campus, in every classroom, and for every child. The district recognizes that families are the child's first and most important teacher, and encourages family engagement in all Title I programs and other educational programs such as Early Intervention Program (EIP), English Learners (EL), Neglected, and Delinquent, McKinney-Vento, and Special Education. The CCSD Family Engagement Plan supports and encourages a positive relationship between the home and the school. A continuous effort is made to nurture the partnership with our families and the school community. 

    The purpose of family engagement under Title I is to promote active engagement among local school officials and staff, education leaders, technical assistance providers, parents, parent advocacy organizations, family engagement specialists, and others working to improve student achievement and learning. 

    CCSD District Family Engagement Plan


    Your feedback is very important to us. Please take a few minutes to read the attached Parent Engagement Policy and email any comments, questions, input, or feedback you have to elderdo@clarke.k12.ga.us. Our goal is to make this document a beneficial resource for our parents. Thank you in advance for your support. 

    The Georgia Department of Education’s Family-School Partnership Program ensures that Title I, Part A parent and family engagement regulations are met with meaningful and strategic actions to build parent and school staff capacity as mandated by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. Schools and districts must ensure that strong strategies are in place to: 1) build capacity to engage parents/stakeholders in an effective partnership with the school; and 2) share and support high student academic achievement.

    • Source: http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/Federal-Programs/Partnerships/Pages/Parent-Engagement-Program.aspx


    Georgia Department of Education Family-School Partnership