What is Title I?

TITLE I is a federal program that provides extra instruction beyond the regular classroom in reading and math.

TITLE I is funded with federal dollars from the original Improving America's Schools Act, now known as the No Child Left Behind Act.

The goal of Title I is to provide a high quality education for every child by challenging students to meet high standards. Its focus is to accelerate students who are below grade level in reading and math.

TITLE I schools within a school district are selected based on the percentage of students on free and reduced lunch. Once a school qualifies to be a Title I school, students are selected for services based on their level of achievement.


  • is an intervention approach based on the child's needs;
  • uses a curriculum that meets the Colorado State Standard in reading and math;
  • is a success builder.

TITLE I works closely to coordinate interventions with regular classroom instruction. It also:

  • strives to help students become proficient in reading and math by scheduling support instruction beyond the regular classroom;
  • helps students meet state and district standards;
  • fosters a positive attitude toward learning;
  • instills life-long learning skills;
  • assists students in discovering how they learn;
  • supports Pre-school programs, especially those feeding into Title I schools; and
  • encourages parental involvement in family literacy through school and district activities.

TITLE I in Cherry Creek:

  • services students in grades 1-5;
  • targets small groups of students (4-6) outside the regular classroom setting; and
  • meets daily for 30-45 minutes, in addition to regular classroom instruction.

TITLE I teachers in Cherry Creek are highly qualified. They meet state certification requirements and many have Master's Degrees in reading or math. They assess the child prior to entrance into the program in order to diagnose and plan instruction that will accelerate your child's reading or math level. Assessment is an on-going process throughout the year to check how instruction is meeting your child's needs. Teachers communicate with parents on a regular basis but parents are encouraged to call at any time.

TITLE I success in Cherry Creek is measured yearly by TCAP, as well as other evidences of growth. CSAP scores are reported by whole school results. However, a majority of Title I students consistently show at least one year's growth which contributes to the whole school's growth.

TITLE I Parent Involvement has three goals:

  1.  To help parents understand and take part in the school's efforts with their child.
  2.  Learn how to help your child succeed in school.
  3.  Be an involved partner.

    LINK TO POLICY: Title I Parent Involvement Policy

    LINK TO POLICY: Title I Parent Involvement Policy (School/Parent Compact)

    Title I District Office

    5416 S. Riviera Way, Centennial, CO 80015

    Phone 720-554-5081

    Fax 720-554-5086

Copyright © Cherry Creek School District #5, 4700 S. Yosemite Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 | 303-773-1184
Cherry Creek School District No. 5 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Cherry Creek School District No. 5 also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance officer: District Compliance Officer or directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region VIII, Federal Office Building 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite #310, Denver, CO 80204.

You are now leaving the Cherry Creek School District (CCSD) portal. Please note that CCSD does not control nor can it guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, completeness, or appropriateness of any content contained on web sites and/or pages outside of the official CCSD portal. The information or opinions contained on these web sites and/or pages do not necessarily represent the views of the CCSD.

With access to the internet comes the availability of material that may not be of educational value or appropriate for students. While at school, CCSD has taken precautions to restrict access to inappropriate or harmful web sites. However, on the internet it is impossible to control all materials and limit all access to information that has no educational value. CCSD firmly believes that the valuable information and the interaction available on the internet far outweigh the possibility that users may procure material that is not consistent with the educational goals of CCSD.