Title I

Title I is a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, reauthorized as the
Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). Title I is a federally funded program, which
provides services to schools based on student economic need. Schools are ranked according
to percentage of students receiving free/reduced lunches and are funded in descending order
until funds are depleted. Title I is designed to support state and local school reform efforts
tied to challenging state academic standards in order to reinforce and enhance efforts to
improve teaching and learning for students. Title I programs must be based on effective
means of improving student achievement and include strategies to support parent-family

Title I programs are either schoolwide or targeted assistance. Schools must have a 40% free
and/or reduced lunch count for students to qualify as a Title I school. In Glynn County, nine of
ten elementary schools and four middle schools receive Title I, Part A funds to support their
schoolwide programs. Additionally, Morningstar Academy receives Title I, Part A funds to
support their targeted assistance program. Funds at each facility are used to hire additional
personnel to reduce class size and to purchase supplemental instructional and technological
materials to help impact student achievement.
Schoolwide programs have plans that address the following ten components:
1. A comprehensive needs assessment of the school
2. Proven methods and strategies for student learning, teaching, and school management
based on scientific research and effective practices
3. Instruction by professionally qualified teachers
4. High quality, ongoing, professional development based on scientifically based research
for teachers, principals, and paraprofessionals
5. Strategies to attract high-quality, professionally qualified teachers to high-need schools
6. Strategies to increase parent involvement, such as family literacy services
7. Plans for assisting pre-school children in the transition from early childhood programs
8.Measures to include teachers in decisions regarding the use of academic assessments
9. Activities to ensure that students having difficulty mastering the proficient or advanced
levels of academic achievement standards are provided with effective, timely,
additional assistance
10. Coordination and integration of federal, state, and local services and programs

The Parent Resource Center is a place where parents can check out educational resources to use with their students at home; obtain free literature on parent support programs; information on mentoring; publications for raising children; view the Eagle News Network; and much more!


It is located in Room 119,  beside the Cafeteria and is open during normal school hours.

Stop by to learn more and meet Mr. Gordon


Contact Andrew Gordon by email- [email protected] or call 912-264-3563 ext. 1922.