Division of Title I →
Participating Private Schools
Since the initial passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), private school students and teachers have been eligible to participate in certain Federal education programs. ESEA, as reauthorized by The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB Act), includes twelve major programs that require equitable services be provided to private school students, teachers, and other educational personnel, and, under some programs, to parents. Title I is one program that requires equitable services. These services are provided to students and teachers, not to private schools.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) provides services to private schools in the district. Private schools that decide to participate in the Title I program plan with MCPS staff to ensure that funds are being used according to NCLB Act requirements. All private schools operate a targeted assistance program model. Students attending private schools that live in the boundary of an MCPS Title I school and is identified by the private school as needing additional support in reading and/or mathematics may be eligible to participate in the private school Title I program.
These private schools have students who meet academic or financial requirements and live in the boundaries of a Montgomery County Public Schools Title I school. Administrators meet on a regular basis throughout the year to plan and evaluate programs.