title 1 services

Title I ensures that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. Title I provides supplemental funds to improve achievement of all students enrolled in high needs schools by providing federal funding in the following areas:
Additional academic programs and staff
After-school tutoring
Teachers certified in the subject area that they teach
Intense, ongoing professional development
Meaningful parental-engagement activities
Research-based instructional materials
Support for families in transition
Full day Pre-K programs

Schoolwide Projects

Schools receive supplemental support for upgrading their programs. Therefore, all students attending are eligible to receive services regardless of income status.

McKinney-Vento Program

A supplemental educational and referral program for children and families qualifying for services to families in housing transition.

Migrant Education

A supplemental program providing social and educational services to migratory children and families.

Alternative Education N & D program

A prevention and intervention program for children and youth who are neglected, delinquent or at risk.


A supplemental program providing academic services for eligible children attending private schools.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK)

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) participates in Florida’s Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program. OCPS offers 540 hours during the school year or 300 hours during the summer. VPK is available free of charge for children who are four years old by September 1. Space is limited, however, and granted on a first-come, first-served basis. VPK Roundup is offered each spring and kicks off the registration process.

During the school year, OCPS offers VPK at 83 elementary schools and the Washington Shores Primary Learning Center. Various VPK program models offered during the school year are:

  • Full-Day and Half-Day
  • Two-Way Dual Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Pre-K Exceptional Student Inclusion

Details and a list of the participating schools are available on the Early Childhood Program’s web page,:

The OCPS Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program leads students to success by offering a high-quality program that incorporates the following stimulating and developmentally appropriate practices:

  • Encourages children to achieve their highest potential through healthy, innovative, educational, and fun activities.
  • Models the character traits of honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness.
  • Builds a sense of community between school and family.
  • Values diversity by encouraging children to learn about their heritage, and the heritage of others, and by continually exposing children to literature, music, and toys that celebrate diversity.
  • Extends the range of play and learning experiences outside the classroom through an emphasis on outdoor and natural learning environments, field trips, and classroom visits from a wide variety of community resource representatives.
  • Supports inclusion of children with special needs in the general education classroom.
  • Integrates classroom centers, which support the Florida Early Learning and Developmental Standards focusing on the current academic themes that include opportunities for language and physical development, early literacy, writing, and mathematical thinking.

For more information about VPK programs at OCPS, please visit:

Academic Tutoring Services

Tutoring and small group instruction is provided to selected students attending Title I schools.

Professional Development

Professional Development – Schools receive ongoing technical assistance to support professional growth of the instructional and support staff.