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Title I is part of the Every Student Succeed Act  legislation that provides federal funds to help students in schools with high economic needs meet high achievement standards. The Title I program’s specific objective is to enable all students to meet state and local student performance standards and for schools to achieve the targets for Annual Measurable Objectives set by the Iowa Department of Education.

Schools in the Ames Community School District eligible for the Title I program receive:

  • Additional teaching professionals
  • Extended learning opportunities through Cyclone Learning Zone, an afterschool program, and Little Cyclone University, a summer learning program.
  • Family Involvement funds

Parent outreach is a critical component of Title I. Every Student Succeed Act, Title I mandates schools to implement school-level family involvement programs through meaningful consultation with parents of participating children and to provide opportunities to increase parents’ knowledge and skills related to their children’s education.

Schools receive Title I funds to provide a comprehensive family involvement program that includes workshops focusing on strategies to help children improve their academic performance. For information about your school’s family involvement activities, contact the school office.

Title 1 schools must provide an annual parent-teacher conference. In Ames schools, this conference often takes place on specific dates set aside in November and March. However, the conference may take place at other mutually convenient times.

Contact: Anthony Jones  | 515-268-6628 |

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