Title I Program

What is Title I?

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is a federal program that provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities that support students identified as failing or at-risk of failing the state’s performance standards in math, reading and/or writing.


Title I Elementary Schools


Schoolwide Model

The schools listed above use the school-wide model. Our schoolwide programs take the form of a comprehensive reform strategy designed to improve all educational programming. The primary goal is to ensure that all students, particularly those who are low-achieving, meet and exceed the learning goals defined by state academic standards.


Schools that receive Title I, Part A funds and use the school-wide model must complete these four reform strategies:


  • Conduct a comprehensive needs assessment.

  • Identify goals and strategies that address those needs. 

  • Commit to putting the strategies into action and meeting related goals.

  • Create a comprehensive plan.

  • Conduct an annual review that evaluates the effectiveness of the schoolwide program.

  • Revise the plan as necessary.


Olympia School District Parent Involvement and Regulation

An overview of the district’s commitment to parent involvement:
OSD Policy for Title I Parent Involvement
OSD Procedures for Title I Parent Involvement


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015, as the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). As OSPI confirms details about the new law, we will post them to our ESSA website. ESSA will be fully operational in school year 2017-18.


Parents’ Right to Know Provision