Our district's mission is to prepare students for lifelong success through excellence in education. The State College Area School District Title I program is committed to helping students fulfill their potential and achieve lifelong success.
The Title I program provides supplemental reading instruction in grades 1-5 for students not meeting grade level expectations. We assess all elementary students three times a year to make sure they are achieving grade level expectations. Parents/guardians are notified when their child is not meeting benchmarks, and an invitation to participate in Title I is shared with them. Title I students receive supplemental reading instruction in addition to the instruction delivered by the classroom teacher. We offer Title I supplemental reading instruction in grades 1-5 for students not meeting grade level benchmarks.Parents are notified when their child meets grade level benchmarks, and the child is exited from the Title I program. We continue to monitor the child's progress to make sure they continue to meet grade-level expectations.
Additionally, the Title I program in collaboration with Community Education runs a half-day, six-week Summer Champs Camp for Title I students. Parents/guardians are notified in the springtime if their child is eligible.Each year the district receives federal funds to provide supplemental instruction for children not meeting expectations in reading. This program is called the Title I Reading. The amount of federal money the district receives is based on historical census data which then will be distributed to schools based on percentages of low-income children and state per-pupil expenditures. Schools in our district that qualify according to the state's formula receive federal money and operate a Title I program. Easterly Parkway, Mt. Nittany Elementary, Corl Street Elementary and Park Forest Elementary are Title I Targeted-Assistance schools during the 2018-2019 academic school year.Because the district is committed to lifelong success for all students, the district provides funding to operate a PA Department of Education Title I Like program in elementary schools that are not eligible for federal funds. Radio Park, Ferguson Township, Gray's Woods, and Houserville/Lemont. The programs in all buildings operate by the same guidelines. The only difference is the source of funding.