What is it?

  • The purpose of this title is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging State academic achievement standards and state academic assessments.

Title I Programs

  • In school Reading & Math tutoring–Qualify based on a school-wide ranking system.–Only offered to students most in need
  • After school Reading & Math tutoring–Is offered to students most in need first then the whole school–Filled on a first-come, first serve basis
  • Saturday school–Offered to grades  3-11–To prepare for upcoming state testing
  • Summer school–Offered to all students on a first come first serve basis

Who Qualifies For In-School Title 1 Help?

  • In order to determine who qualifies for in-school Title 1 services, an eligibility profile is completed on every student at CPA.
  • Each student at CPA is priority ranked based on multiple criteria. These criteria vary between grade level and subject.

Criteria Used To Rank Students

  • An ITBS test score below grade level
  • A score below 760 on the AIR Test
  • A DRA score below grade level
  • Free or reduced lunch program participant
  • Teacher recommendation

What are the learning standards? What should my child be able to do?

  • All schools in Ohio are required to teach the common core learning standards.
  •  These can be found on the Ohio Department of Education’s website. Search Ohio’s Learning Standards
  •  For ways to help your child at home communicate with the regular classroom teacher or their title teacher.

Teacher Qualifications

  • Columbus Preparatory Academy receives Title I funding and is included under the regulations of the “No Child Left Behind Act” (NCLB) that was signed into law by President Bush on January 8,2002. NCLB requires:–Increased accountability for states and school districts. Greater choice for parents, especially those in low performing schools.–Greater flexibility for state and local education agencies in the use of federal funding.
  • Under NCLB, parents have a right to request professional qualifications of their children’s teacher(s) or paraprofessionals(s).  This is to inform you of your right to ask for the following information about your children’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals.–Whether Ohio has licensed the teacher for the grades and subjects he or she teaches.–Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or another provisional status through which Ohio licensing criteria have been waived.–The teacher’s baccalaureate degree major and whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and if so, the subject of the degrees.–Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
  • If you would like to receive specific information about your child’s teacher or paraprofessional, please contact Mrs. Leachman at (614)275-3600  or kim.leachman@cpaohio.org  Our school is fully committed to the success of your child.  We appreciate your partnership in our efforts to provide the best education for your child.

In School Title 1 Program Overview

  • Depending on the child’s individual needs, a plan of service will be determined to help your student achieve his or her academic goals.
  • After all student data is gathered, the Title 1 instructor then groups students according to these individual needs and provide a consistent weekly program in which we will work for 20-30 minutes at least 3 times per week.
  • This assistance may be in the form of a pull-out of the classroom situation.  It might also be that the Title 1 teachers push into the regular classroom and provides assistance and guidance in that form.

Discharging a student from In-School Title 1 Support

  • Once a student has met all the goals that have been set for them at 80% or better they are retested and discharged from the program.
  • Classroom teachers as well as the Title 1 teacher then closely monitor their progress in class to be sure that they do not fall behind.

Title 1 Parent Expectations

  • It is important for you, as parents and caregivers, to be on board with your child’s academic goals.  In order to ensure the most successful and productive learning environment possible, we at CPA will require the following Steps for Success:
  • 1. Always check your child’s backpack for homework assignments.
  • 2. Read at home with your child. Just 10 minutes a night exposes your child to 280 minutes a month of valuable literacy experiences!
  • 3. Please return your child’s backpack with the materials and homework that was assigned.
  • 4. Volunteer to help CPA through the PTO.  We can always use help at school events, during after-school clubs and sporting events, as well as in the classroom. Get involved!  We’d love to have your support!

Our Commitment

  • We are working hard at CPA to make sure that every child is on target for success, and we thank you for your efforts at home

Additional Information


  • Title I holds an informational meeting at least once a year. Dates are announced on the school calendar and other school sources. Your attendance is requested.


  • If you have any questions about the Title I program at CPA, please contact the office at 614-275-3600.