Title I, Part A: Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

Title I, Part A, provides Lake Wales Charter Schools with resources that help children gain a high-quality education and the skills to master the Florida Standards. Title I provides additional resources to schools with economically disadvantaged students. These resources provide additional teachers, professional development, extra time for teaching, parent involvement activities, and other activities designed to raise student achievement. Two models are used in Title I schools to provide these services. Schoolwide reform models provide all students with access to services. Targeted assistance models provide services to select students in Title I schools.

Title I, Part A (TIPA) is the U.S. Department of Education’s largest K–12 grant program. It provides supplemental funding to help low-income schools improve the academic achievement of educationally disadvantaged students. 

The following schools receive TIPA funds and are categorized as Title I Schoolwide Schools. 

  • Lake Wales High School
  • Edward W. Bok Academy North
  • Edward W. Bok Academy South
  • Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary School
  • Hillcrest Elementary School
  • Polk Avenue Elementary School
  • Janie Howard Wilson Elementary School

Parents are invited to participate with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Title I Program, the Title I School-wide Plan, the school’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan (PFEP), and how the Parent and Family Engagement funds should be used.  If you would like to participate please contact your child's school for a schedule of School Advisory Council (SAC) meetings, as the SAC.

Every school is required to have a Parent and Family Engagement Plan and Title I Schoolwide Plan. Title I Schoolwide Plans are embedded in School Improvement Plans (SIP).

For more information, please contact:

Heyward, Angela
Federal Programs
Director of Federal Programs
Medina, Aylin
Federal Programs
Migrant Facilitator