• Federal Programs at ACS

    The Federal Programs department at Albertville City Schools manages federal money in an effort to ensure that all students have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. There is a focus on all students, at a minimum, meeting proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and state assessments. Federal money is directed to students who are most at-risk of failing to meet these standards, especially those who are adversely affected by poverty. The goal is to close the achievement gap between high and low performing students, especially the gap between disadvantaged children and their more advantaged peers.

    Title I - Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged

    Title I is the largest federal aid to education program in this country. Title I programs enable schools to provide opportunities for children served to acquire the knowledge and skills contained in the state content and performance standards developed for all children and to promote effective parent involvement. Eligible schools use Title I funds for supplemental instructional materials, technology, additional staff, professional development, parent involvement programs and materials, and extended day/year programs. Funds under this program are intended to provide supplemental instruction and resources to aide students who are determined to be "educationally at-risk." Services such as tutoring, supplemental instruction, homework help, etc. may be part of the Title I supports at a school. 

    Title II - Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals

    Title II funds support professional development activities designed to prepare, train, and recruit highly qualified teachers and principals. Title II funds are used to support intensive high quality professional development activities in the core academic subjects. Funds under this program may be used to hire teachers to reduce class size or to provide professional learning opportunities for staff.

    Title III - Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students

    Title III funds are supplemental to the core program and are used for professional development, materials/supplies, parenting, and extended year programs. Funds under this program are provided to support learning for students for whom English is not the primary language.

    Title IV - Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program

    Title IV, Part A of the ESEA is the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program. The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. Funds under this program are used to provide supplemental services/support for direct services, professional development, salaries, and materials/supplies. 

    Title IX - Homeless Education Assistance

    The purpose of Title IX is to ensure that all children and youth living in homeless situations have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other children and youth. The Albertville City Schools System has developed policies to remove any barriers that would hinder their academic success and provide them with the same educational services and opportunities to meet the same challenging state student performance standards to which all students are held. We budget instructional materials and supplies, medical supplies and services, and tutorial services for students that fall in this category.