Cooper and Title One


Cooper Upper Elementary School is a school that receives funds from the United States Government under Title I, Part A. Title I is a federal supplemental program designed to help children reach high academic standards in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. For example, at Cooper—we receive additional funds that enable us to provide the following programming and materials for students who need them:
  • We have a full time academic support teacher who supports teachers and small groups of students who are struggling in core content areas.
  • We have two part-time paraprofessionals who both support teachers and small groups of students who are struggling in core content areas.
  • Cooper offers parent outreach programs—free materials included.
  • Cooper offers a free summer camp experience each year for four weeks in July/August at Emerson Middle School.
  • Additional texts for classroom libraries and supplemental resources are purchased to support student learning in the areas of literacy and mathematics.
  • Additional technology such as calculators, iPads, iPod Touches, data projectors, and document cameras are purchased to support student learning.
Any student that is struggling in a Title I building is eligible for support and this support is not contingent upon their lunch status. We encourage parents who feel they may qualify for the free and reduced lunch program to fill out a form applying for this program. Forms are available in the office. You may also apply at LunchApp.com. The additional monies that the Title I program provides enable us to support our students in the core academic areas with enriched programming which would otherwise not be available to those students who are struggling in one or more core academic areas.