Title I/Family Engagement

Tiger Academy is a Title I Elementary School.  Title I Schools in Duval County implement school-wide programs.  School-wide programs have flexibility in using their Title I funds, in conjunction with other funds in the school, to upgrade the operation of the entire school.  School-wide programs must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment, identify and commit to specific goals and strategies that address those needs, create a comprehensive plan, and conduct an annual review of the effectiveness of the school-wide program that is revised as needed. 

The Components of a Title I School

  • All Title I schools must complete a comprehensive needs assessment that drives all aspects of school operations.
  • School reform strategies must be implemented to address the identified needs.
  • All instructional staff, including paraprofessionals must be highly qualified according to the criteria set by NCLB.
  • There must be high-quality and ongoing professional development for staff to address the needs of the school.
  • There must be strategies in place to recruit highly qualified teachers and place them in areas of greatest need.
  • Parent involvement is a critical and integral part of day-to-day operations in a Title I school.
  • Strategies are in place to aid in the transitions between academic grade levels, as well as school levels, i.e., pre-school to kindergarten, elementary to middle school, and middle school to high school.
  • Teachers are actively involved in the use of assessments and instructional decisions are driven by data analysis.
  • Title I schools develop specific instructional activities for students identified with the greatest needs.
  • Title I schools coordinate and integrate resources and services from federal, state, and local sources.

The Resources of a Title I School