The purpose of the Title I program is to help economically disadvantaged students achieve the state's academic standards by providing supplemental programs for instructional services, instructional support services, school wide reform efforts and increased parent involvement.
The purpose of Title II is to assure that teachers and paraprofessional educators meet highly qualified standards under the ESSA Act by providing further educational opportunities, incentives to work in understaffed and economically disadvantaged schools and professional training.
The purpose of Title III is to provide high quality education to English Language Learners to guarantee they attain proficiency in the English language to meet the same academic state standards in all core content areas as all students are expected to meet.
Title I, under the The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides financial assistance to local educational agencies to meet the needs of special educationally disadvantaged children at preschool, elementary, and secondary school levels. Title I began with the passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The purpose of Title I is to help all children achieve the state's academic standards. This is accomplished through supplemental programs that consist of instructional services, instructional support services, school wide reform efforts, and increased involvement of parents in their children's education.
COCSD Title I Schoolwide Programs
COCSD has four schools that operate as Title I schoolwide programs. These schools include Dr. Daniel Bright School, Cottonwood Community School, Oak Creek School and Mtn. View Preparatory. A schoolwide program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school; its primary goal is to ensure that all students, especially those who are low-achieving, demonstrate proficient and advanced levels of achievement on State academic achievement standards. To be eligible to operate a Title I schoolwide program a school must have at least 40% of students receiving free or reduced lunch.