What is Federal Programs?

All state assessments along with other indicators of success will be used to calculate every school’s CCRPI overall score.
Title I, Part A, provides supplementary instruction by public school teachers to students who are educationally disadvantaged and failing or most at risk of failing to meet high academic standards.

Title I, Part A - Improving Basic Programs

When schools do not meet State targets for improving the achievement of all students, parents need to have better options, including the option to send their child to another school.


The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.

For example, today, high school graduation rates are at all-time highs. Dropout rates are at historic lows. And more students are going to college than ever before. These achievements provide a firm foundation for further work to expand educational opportunity and improve student outcomes under ESSA.

The previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, was enacted in 2002. NCLB represented a significant step forward for our nation’s children in many respects, particularly as it shined a light on where students were making progress and where they needed additional support, regardless of race, income, zip code, disability, home language, or background. The law was scheduled for revision in 2007, and, over time, NCLB’s prescriptive requirements became increasingly unworkable for schools and educators.

Georgia’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI), serves as a companion statewide communication and accountability tool for school improvement. The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), provides meaningful education information to stakeholders across Georgia. It focuses on all levels of education, from pre-kindergarten centers to higher education institutions. Parents, educators, business leaders, and community activists alike are able to use this information to help support and improve education statewide to build a more educated Georgia. Schools' report cards can be accessed by the public for review. Thomasville City Schools' current report card can be viewed by clicking here and typing in the school you wish to view.

Title I, Part C - Migrant Education
Migrant Education provides financial assistance to improve education for migrant children. Thomasville City Schools is part of a consortium of school systems supported by the Southern Pines Migrant Education Program.

Title II, Part A - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High Quality Teachers and Principals
The Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund provides assistance for preparing, training, recruiting and retaining high quality teachers. Funding provides professional learning activities, which enhance teacher skills and directly impact student learning.

Title II, Part D - Enhancing Education Through Technology
The Enhancing Education Through Technology program provides funds for innovative initiatives to support integration of education technology into classrooms to improve teaching and learning.

Title III, Part A - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students
The Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Immigrant Students program provides resources for helping LEP students attain English proficiency and meet the same challenging State academic standards required for all students. Thomasville City Schools is part of a consortium of schools supported by the Southwest Georgia RESA/Georgia Department of Education Title III, Part A Program.

Title VI, Part B, section 611 - IDEA Special Education
The IDEA Special Education Program provides individualized education support for students in the least restrictive environment. Individual Education Plans developed by a team consisting of the student's parents, teachers, education support personnel, and school administrators guide the academic program for special needs children.

Title VI, Part B - Rural and Low Income Grant
The Rural and Low Income Grant provides supplemental funding for programs and materials, which support the academic goals and school improvement needs of the school system.