What is Title I?
The Title I Bypass
Program in Virginia provides eligible students attending private schools with a
supplemental instructional program of essential knowledge and skills in a small
group setting. The small groups
meet three times per week for 45 minutes per session outside the
classroom. It is an excellent
opportunity for qualified students to receive more individualized reading and
In Virginia, the
Title I Bypass programs are administered by NonPublic Educational Services,
Inc., known as NESI.
Who is eligible for Title I services?
criteria to receive Title I services apply to all Virginia 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.
Who teaches Title I?
Nora Brent is the
Title I Literacy Teacher here at Saint James Catholic School. She works
part-time on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Prior to teaching for NESI,
she worked for Fairfax County Public Schools for 7 years as a Reading Recovery
Teacher and classroom teacher at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts &
Sciences. She holds a Masters degree in Elementary Education from Marymount