Federal Programs

Georgia Cyber Academy receives Federal Funding under various programs to support student education. For more information on GCA’s Federal Programs, a Federal Programs Handbook is available on GCA’s website.

Title I, Part A

The purpose of a Title I program is to help low income and low-achieving students meet the state’s challenging academic content and performance standards. The Title I program offers a variety of services which may include additional teachers and support staff, extra time for instruction, a variety of teaching methods and materials, smaller classes, extensive use of technology by students, and additional training for staff.

Title I, Part C Migrant Education Program

The Migrant Education Program (MEP) is designed to support comprehensive educational programs for migrant children to help reduce the educational disruption and other problems that result from repeated moves.

Title II, Part A Teacher Quality

The purpose of the Title II, Part A program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of teachers who meet applicable state professional standards in classrooms; increasing the number of leaders that meet applicable state professional standards; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Title III, Part A Language Instruction for LEP and Immigrant Students

Title III, Part A provides eligible LEAs with funding to supplement ESOL services already in place. Both ESOL and Title III help ensure that English Learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English.

English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

ESOL is a state-funded instructional program for eligible English Learners (ELs) in grades K-12 (Georgia School Law Code 1981, § 20-2-156, enacted in 1985). The ESOL program is a standards- based curriculum emphasizing academic and social language development. ESOL coursework is based upon the WIDA Consortium English Language Development (ELD) standards. Students who are served in the ESOL program are required to complete an annual state assessment, which is called the ACCESS. Certain program exit criteria are in place and must be followed as part of the eligibility process.

Title IX, Part C McKinney-Vento for Homeless Children and Youth (Transitional Program)

The McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth program is designed to address issues that homeless and foster children and unaccompanied minors have faced in enrolling, attending, and succeeding in school. Under this program, State educational agencies must ensure that each homeless and foster child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youth.