About Title I

What is Title I?

Title I is a federal program with a history of providing valuable educational services to millions of children. First enacted as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, President Lyndon B. Johnson ushered the legislation through Congress in 1965.

The Title I program provides additional reading and math instruction and academic support services such as counseling to eligible students attending either public or private schools. It has become the cornerstone of the federal government’s investment in education.

Through the years the legislation has been revised and reauthorized with various titles. The latest, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), was signed into law in December 2015 by President Barack Obama. The goal is to help students achieve proficiency on challenging academic benchmarks and standards that indicate what students in grades PreK-12 should know and learn in reading and math.

Student progress and achievement are measured throughout the year. Efforts are directed at coordinating what is taught in the student’s regular classroom with the learning occurring in the Title I classroom.

ESSA continues to acknowledge the importance of the partnership between home and school and provides parents with meaningful opportunities to participate in the education of their child. By fostering the partnerships between home, school, and the classrooms, we ensure that the goals Title I sets for our students are achieved.

What Is Title I Bypass?

The Title I Bypass Program in Missouri provides eligible students attending private schools with a supplemental instructional program of essential knowledge and skills. In addition, counseling services are provided individually and in groups to assist students in more effectively coping with challenges to their academic success. Students are educated and counseled in a manner that assists them in developing and achieving grade appropriate expectations while fulfilling their potential

The eligibility criteria to receive Title I services apply to all Missouri students, whether they are enrolled in public or private schools. If a student attends a private school, lives within the attendance area of a Title I public school and meets the specified educational criteria, the qualifying student in the private school may receive assistance in the form of Title I services. These services provide differentiated small group supplemental instruction in reading and math and individual and group counseling to give the students the opportunity to achieve success in their classroom.

In instances, where eligible students attending a private school are not receiving Title I services comparable to their public school counterparts, the U.S. Secretary of Education may elect to “bypass” the public school system and make arrangements for services to be provided through another agent.

Catapult Learning LLC provides Title I services to PreK through twelfth grade students attending private schools. Students must meet the eligibility requirements and live within the boundary areas of a public Title I school in one of the following 53 “bypassed” public school divisions:

1. Blue Springs
2. Brentwood
3. Campbell
4. Cape Giradeau
5. Charleston
6. Chillicothe
7. Clinton
8. Columbia
9. Community RVI
10. Crystal City
11. DeSoto
12. Farmington
13. Ferguson/Florissant
14. Festus RVI
15. Fox Arnold
16. Francis Howell RIII
17. Gasconade/Hermann
18. Hancock Place
19. Hannibal #60
20. Jackson RII
21. Jefferson City
22. Jennings
23. Kansas City #33
24. Kingston k14 Cadet
25. Kirkwood RVII
26. Maplewood/Richmond
27. Maries County Vienna

28. Marshall
29. Maryville RII
30. Meramac RII Pacific
31. Mexico #59
32. Monroe City RI
33. Moniteau California
34. N. Kansas City #74
35. N. St. Francois RI
36. New Madrid
37. Normandy
38. Oran RIII
39. Osage RII Linn
40. Park Hill
41. Perry County #32
42. Poplar Bluff RI
43. Sedalia #200
44. Springfield RXII
45. St. Charles
46. St. Clair
47. St. Joseph
48. St. Louis
49. Ste. Genevieve RII
50. Union
51. University City
52. Valley Park
53. Webster Grove
54. Wentzville RIV

What Is Catapult Learning?

Catapult learning provides Title I services for eligible private school students from 53 school districts in Missouri under contract with the U.S. Department of Education’s federal Title I program.

Catapult Learning has established an exceptional record for quality educational services with over 40 years of student-centric, customer-focused educational services. The mission of Catapult Learning is to create brighter futures for students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges they may face. We deliver the highest quality educational and support services to help students have academic success.

Missouri Title I Bypass offers both Academic Services by licensed teachers who provide instruction in language arts and math and Counseling Services by credentialed counselors who provide individual and group counseling to eligible private school students