Reading and math support is available through Title 1.
Title I is a federally funded program that supports learners in meeting the our state's academic standards for reading and math. It supplements the district's regular educational programming.
To receive Title I services, students must be identified as needing assistance. Our teachers and administrators are responsible for identifying students as well as setting goals and measuring progress for each individual in the program.
Title I services are available at Birchview, Gleason Lake, Oakwood and Sunset Hill elementary schools and Wayzata East Middle School.
Although funding for Title I is related to the number of students who receive free or reduced price meals, participation has nothing to do with economic status. Students are selected to receive Title I services based on a number of factors, including performance on standardized tests, classroom assessments and teacher recommendation. Title I is not the same as Special Education.
Title I services are provided by licensed staff or highly qualified paraprofessionals. Students may be seen individually or in small groups. Specific skill areas are targeted, depending on students' needs. This support is in addition to the instruction students receive in the general education classroom.