Title I Information

    What Is Title I?

    Title I is a federally funded program under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The purpose of Title I is to enable all children to meet high academic standards. This is accomplished by providing meaningful and challenging opportunities for student learning.  Under Title I legislation, schools and families form partnerships to help students who need support in meeting high academic standards. Congress has provided financial assistance to qualifying school districts since 1965.

    Santa Fe Elementary is a Schoolwide Title I school. This means all students are able to benefit from funding and the entire school is working toward higher achievement standards and acceleration for our students in reading.

    Who may participate?

    All students in Schoolwide programs benefit from Title I programs.  Title I funds are used to provide support from a full time reading specialist, before and after school tutoring, purchase many leveled books, extra materials and supplies, and help to provide additional training and staff development for teachers to meet the needs of all students.  Parent participation and involvement are encouraged at Santa Fe through opportunities to visit in classrooms, serve on committees, offer recommendations and suggestions, and attend meetings and workshops.

    Title 1 services offered at Santa Fe include:
    * Family, parent and student activities to promote educational excellence and family involvement
    * A summer school reading program, funded by Title 1
    * An extended day program providing extra help for students in the area of reading and math
    * Professional development opportunities for staff
    * Small group instruction by the Title I Reading Specialists and Assistant for students in the most need