A Title I Schoolwide Program is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational program in a Title I school with 40 percent poverty or more. It allows the school to address the educational needs of all children so every student achieves high levels of academic proficiency.
Schoolwide programs allow staff in schools to redesign their entire educational program to serve all students. The emphasis in Schoolwide Program schools is on serving all students, improving all structures that support student learning, and combining all resources, as allowed, to achieve a common goal.
Developing and implementing a high-quality schoolwide program is a systemic, effective strategy for increasing the academic achievement of all students. A schoolwide program will maintain the fundamental Title I principles including accountability and reporting of academic results, reform rooted in research-based practices, and school and community engagement and collaboration in the operation of the school.