Title I & Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
Title I, Part A: Closing Educational Achievement Gaps
Title I is a federal program that provides funding, financial assistance, to schools with high numbers of children living in low-income households to help ensure students in kindergarten through grade 12 meet state academic standards.
In Tacoma Public Schools, 33 of our schools operate on a schoolwide Title I model to best serve students.
Read our Parent’s Right To Know Letter for important details concerning your right to access information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s teachers and education support professionals.
Visit the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website for more information on Title I, Part A.
Learning Assistance Program (LAP)
Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a Washington state program that provides funding, financial assistance, for additional academic support to eligible students in grades K‐12. These programs may help students who score below state academic standards for their grade level or who are at risk of not graduating from high school.
Visit the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website for more information on LAP.
Parent and Family Engagement
Research shows family involvement in a child's education is a better way to predict academic success than family income. The Title I program supports parent and family engagement activities at every school to help families get more involved in their child's education. Reach out to your student's school to learn more about upcoming family events and activities to participate in.
Visit the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website for more information on parent and family engagement.
Extended Learning Opportunities and Summer Learning
These supports include a broad range of programs that provide children with academic interventions, enrichment and/or supervised activities beyond the traditional school day, and in some cases, beyond the traditional school year. Many schools offer extended learning programs as a strategy for improving or enhancing student achievement, and for students who need extra support to be academically successful. Learning that happens before and after school can be as important as what happens during the school day.
Summer Learning enrichment is another form of extended learning opportunity provided by Title I. These opportunities can focus on reading and comprehension, transitional preparedness, and kindergarten readiness.
TPS offers summer programs and activities that can give students a boost, help them catch up or ease the transition to a new school. All our summer programs are offered FREE to registered Tacoma Public School students.
Our Title I Schools
- Arlington Elementary School
- Baker Middle School
- Birney Elementary School
- Blix Elementary School
- Boze Elementary School
- Delong Elementary School
- Edison Elementary School
- Fawcett Elementary School
- Fern Hill Elementary School
- First Creek Middle School
- Franklin Elementary School
- Giaudrone Middle School
- Gray Middle School
- Helen Stafford Elementary School
- Hilltop Heritage Middle School
- Larchmont Elementary School
- Lincoln High School
- Lister Elementary School
- Lyon Elementary School
- Manitou Park Elementary School
- Mann Elementary School
- McCarver Elementary School
- Oakland High School
- Pearl Street Center
- Reed Elementary School
- Roosevelt Elementary School
- Sheridan Elementary School
- Skyline Elementary School
- Stanley Elementary School
- Stewart Middle School
- Tacoma Online Learning - Elementary
- Whitman Elementary School
- Willie Stewart Academy (Tacoma Open Doors Program)
Title I & Learning Assistance Program Department
Director of Title I, LAP, & McKinney-Vento Services