The Essential Skills K-8 program is a federally and locally funded program designed to help students in need or support in certain academic areas. The program is designed to supplement the work of the classroom and give help in specific areas of need. Essential Skills teachers and tutors work closely with classroom teachers to assist students in achieving the the Common Core Standards.
Eligibility for services is determined based on data from standardized assessments, classroom performance and teacher observations. Programs vary depending on individual needs of students. *Title I refers to the portion of Essential Skills that is federally funded.