Title 1 Site
Title I is a federally funded program designed to provide help for students who are performing below grade level in reading and/or math. Federal guidelines require that Title I programs are available in schools within the district with the greatest level of low-income families. Once a school qualifies, academic need, not economic status, determines which students receive extra instruction. Smith qualifies under the targeted assisted program, having 35% or more free and reduced lunch. The Title I program at Smith is designed to help students who are performing below grade level in reading. The program offers individualized and small group instruction, additional teaching materials which supplement regular instruction, and an additional reading specialist as well as a reading assistant.