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Every Student Succeeds Act

The purpose of Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (signed into law on December 10, 2015, replacing No Child Left Behind) is to “provide all children significant opportunity to receive a fair, equitable, and high-quality education, and to close educational achievement gaps”. Title I provides technical assistance, service and support to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools to help ensure every child has access to an excellent education.

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Title I-A is a section of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) that established these programs. It is formula funded based on poverty levels, but the services provided are for students at-risk of meeting Arizona's K-12 Standards in reading and math, so that they can improve their skills, succeed in the regular classroom, and reach grade-level proficiency.

Mesa's Title I Programs serve students from pre-school through junior high. Parental involvement is critical for students' success. Each site develops a School Integrated Action Plan which includes goals based upon multiple sources of data and research-based programs and strategies. It is our goal to bring the resources of the home and school together to help our students achieve. The pages on this website are one tool in achieving that goal and include suggestions for parental involvement, answers to frequently asked questions, and contact information for the various school sites. The Arizona Department of Education also serves as a resource. Search our Title I Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Contact Information:

Title I Office: 480-472-0246 Fax Number: 480-472-0296

Homeless Family Assistance: 480-472-0291 Foster Care Assistance: 480-472-0291

McKinney-Vento Homeless Resources for Families in Transition
McKinney-Vento Unaccompanied Youth

Expedited review form
MPS Intranet only

Registrar's page

other McKinney-Vento documents

Foster Care
Parent University
Parent Partnerships
Private Schools
Comprehensive Needs
Integrated Action Plans
Principal and Title I Specialist Resources