Title I

Research indicates students who leave elementary school functioning on grade level in reading and mathematics are more likely to be successful in secondary school and graduate on time. Therefore, the Title I program in Virginia Beach has historically supported both of these subject areas with supplemental resources and early intervention programs including full-day kindergarten, mathematics specialists, Title I literacy teachers, STEM, a Technology Program and the Reading Bus. Title I schools support family engagement programs to strengthen the partnership between the schools and home.

These programs help us to ensure:

  • Meaningful, authentic and rigorous literacy practices.
  • Meaningful, authentic and rigorous mathematics instruction.
  • Collaboration, critical and creative thinking, and problem solving.
  • Family engagement for student academic success. 

In addition to the high-quality education that VBCPS provides, students in Title I schools have access to additional learning opportunities. Students not only benefit from small class sizes, highly qualified teachers, specialists, an abundance of technology devices, and programs to support 21st-century learning, they also have access to opportunities such as STEM clubs and summer camps, MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Arts) and Access the Arts at the Sandler Center. Throughout the year, all students attending a Title I school will receive age-appropriate books that they may keep in their home libraries to ensure all students have access to books for students and families to read at home.

Eligible Title I Schools in Virginia Beach

For further information on Title I, please contact the Department of Teaching and Learning at 757.263.1450 or email Laura Silverman.