In Cabell County, the Department of Federal Programs includes, but is not limited to, Title I, Title II and Title III.
Title I provides financial assistance to schools with high numbers or percentages of poor children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Cabell County targets Title I funds to schools with the highest percentages of children from low-income families. Schools in which poor children make up at least 75 percent of enrollment are eligible to use Title I funds for schoolwide programs to serve all children in the school. Cabell County must also offer Title I funds to provide academic enrichment services to eligible children enrolled in private schools.
More than 50,000 public schools across the country use Title I funds to provide additional academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula and meet state standards in core academic subjects. For example, funds support extra instruction in reading and mathematics, as well as special preschool, after-school, and summer programs to extend and reinforce the regular school curriculum.
Over 350 schools in all 55 counties throughout West Virginia benefit from Title I funding. Cabell County services six elementary schools, Explorer Academy, Highlawn Elementary, Guyandotte Elementary, Central City Elementary, Altizer Elementary and Spring Hill Elementary. Additionally, Huntington East Middle School, Huntington Middle School, St. Joseph Grade School and Our Lady of Fatima School also receive services through Title I.