Title 1

  • Title 1 is a federal program started in 1965 that provides money to schools who serve students from low-income families, however, students serviced by Title 1 services do not need to be from low-income families. Kaleidoscope Charter School has applied for and received Title 1 grant money. Title 1 is a good fit for Kaleidoscope as our mission and vision align with the three philosophical premises on which it is based on:

    1. All students should have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and to reach, at a minimum, proficiency on state academic standards and assessments.

    2. Local districts, schools, and parents know best what their students need to succeed. The Title I program allows them to decide how to use these funds to implement research-based proven practices to help students who are failing or who are at risk of failing in school.

    3. Parents are partners in helping all students achieve. They have the right to be involved in the design and operation of their school’s Title I program, and, at the same time, a responsibility to help their children succeed in school.

    Which Kaleidoscope Schools are served by Title 1 services?

    Title 1 services are offered in literacy in Kindergarten through third grade at Kaleidoscope Elementary School.

    What type of programs are provided as a part of Title 1?

    The Title 1 program gives local schools a lot of flexibility in deciding how to use the federal money allocated for the program. Examples of common services provided in the program include:

    • Specialized instructional spaces
    • Additional teachers and/or aides
    • Opportunities for professional development for school staff
    • Extra time for teaching Title 1 students the skills they need
    • A variety of supplementary teaching methods
    • An individualized program for students
    • Additional teaching materials which supplement a student's regular instruction