Welcome to Title I


TITLE I is the federal aid program for our nation's schools. Smyth County receives an allocation to be used in schools with high poverty levels. The goal of TITLE I is a high quality education for every child. The program provides extra help and instruction to students who need it the most. These children are furthest from meeting the state's standards for all children. TITLE I programs encourage high expectations and provide instruction to accelerate student progress in basic and higher order thinking skills. Student progress is measured annually and programs are evaluated and revised to assure student success. Progress is reported to parents. Parental involvement is encouraged in all aspects of the TITLE I program.

*TITLE I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

The Smyth County Schools Title I Program does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability or national origin, employment of its programs and activities. Public Law 103-382.

What's New

United way and Smyth County Distribute free books to students

Smyth County Schools and the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce partnered with United Way of Southwest Virginia to distribute over 3,000 books to students in Smyth County. These books were distributed as a part of the Campaign for Grade Level Reading initiative.

Family Resource Center Bus

The "On-The-Go Family Resource Center" travels to each elementary school once a month and gives parents and students the opportunity to check out materials to use at home. Materials include books, CDs, DVDs, videos, games, parent resources and more! Check out the schedule to see when the bus will be at your child's school.

Family Resource Center Bus

Rocking Reader in the classroom

The Rocking Reader program provides books to Pre-K and Title I students through the Title I Rocking Reader Program. Community volunteers act as "Rocking Readers" and read selected books to the students. At the end of the reading session, students have the opportunity to choose a book to take home. Parents are always invited to attend!

Students finger painting

PAC (Parent Advisory Council) meetings are held in each school at least twice a year. These events are opportunities for students and their families to be involved in activities together. Schools host events such as Family Fright Night, Literacy Round Up Night, Bingo for Books, Soup and Sandwiches with Santa and "Make It, Take It" workshops. Parents and families are encouraged to participate in these exciting, educational activities.

Students playing with Lego building blocks

Pre-K children and their parents attend Pre-K PAC (Parent Advisory Council) meetings. At these meetings the Pre-K students provide an entertaining program followed by a "Make It Take It" workshop.