Title I

Title I is a federal program that serves students throughout the United States. It operates under the guidelines of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended. The Title I program helps schools and students meet state and local education standards. Title I funds are directed to schools with the highest poverty levels as determined by schools' free and reduced lunch rates. School divisions apply each year for Title I grant money.

Title I in YCSD

Our Title I Program serves students in grades K-5 with additional support in literacy instruction The goal of the program is to develop students with strong word recognition and language comprehension when accessing a wide variety of texts at their grade level. Instruction focuses on students' specific needs and may include phonological and phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The Title I staff utilizes multisensory approaches to reading instruction such as Structured Literacy, Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Words (SIPPS), and Heggerty Phonemic Awareness.

Students are selected for the K-3 program based on their Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) results and the Title I teachers' recommendation of the need for these services. In grades four and five, students are selected based on their Virginia Standards of Learning scores, Student Growth Assessment scores, quarterly assessments, and teacher recommendations.

2022-23 Title I Schoolwide Schools

  • Bethel Manor Elementary School
  • Dare Elementary School
  • Magruder Elementary School
  • Yorktown Elementary School

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Contact Us

Mollie Brown
302 Dare Road
Yorktown, Virginia 23692

Christina Head
302 Dare Road
Yorktown, Virginia 23692

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