What is Title I?
The purpose of Title I is to enable schools to provide additional opportunities for children to acquire the knowledge and skills outlined in Arizona Academic Content standards and Peoria Unified School District. Title I serves children ages 5-17 in eligible schools.
Title I funds are supplemental in nature and are allocated to schools having high concentrations of low-income students. Each participating school has designed its own program, including grade levels and subject areas to be served, instructional models, and staffing based upon the unique needs of students at that school. Copies of each school plan are available upon request from the Title I office or the individual
Currently in the Peoria Unified School District there are 24 Title I Schools - Alta Loma Elementary, Cactus High School, Canyon Elementary, Cheyenne Elementary, Copperwood Elementary, Cotton Boll Elementary, Country Meadows Elementary, Desert Palms Elementary, Desert Valley Elementary, Foothills Elementary, Heritage Elementary, Ira A. Murphy Elementary, Ironwood High School, Kachina Elementary, Marshall Ranch Elementary, Peoria Elementary, Peoria High School, Pioneer Elementary, Raymond S. Kellis High School, Sahuaro Ranch Elementary, Santa Fe Elementary, Sky View Elementary, Sun Valley Elementary, Sundance Elementary. Title I-funded schools can be either Targeted Assistance schools or School-Wide program schools. All of the district's eligible schools are School-Wide programs.
Peoria Unified believes strongly in parent involvement. Parents are partners in their child’s education. To ensure parents are included in the Title I program, the law defines the importance and requirements of parent involvement in Title I schools. One requirement is a District Parent Involvement Policy. This policy was developed by parents and staff members from various schools. In addition, each Title I school must jointly develop and distribute its own written parental involvement policy. Also, each school receiving Title I funds must develop a school-parent compact that outlines how parents, the entire school staff, and students will share responsibility for improving student achievement. To view these, please check your school's website.
School districts must give parents information about the achievement of their child and the performance of the school in a format the parent can understand. “Parent’s right to know” provisions are sent to parents annually notifying them of the right to information about the credentials of their child’s teachers, as well as other pertinent information.
Title I at Sun Valley
Sun Valley's Title I program is school wide and assists all grade levels K-8 in th areas of reading and math.
How Does Title I Help Sun Valley Students?
The Sun Valley Title I program has assisted with funding and resources in many areas on campus including:
- K-3 Literacy Lab
- Instructional materials
- Literacy/Math software
- Laptops & iPads to support learning
- K-4 Literacy intervention
- 5-8 Math intervention
- Before & after school tutoring
- Reading intervention
- Parent involvement programs
- K-3 Summer School
During this time of virtual learning, you will receive an electronic copy of the school-wide compact. This paperwork is required by the federal government for every Title I school. Please review the compact with your child. This will serve as your acknowledgement that the Title I Team will be able to service Sun Valley students.