Educational Services

Program Improvement

All Title I funded schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) that do not make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) are identified for Program Improvement (PI) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

This law requires LEAs to adopt grade-level standards, use the most effective methods and instructional strategies for teaching children, and assess their progress each year as mandated by the State. Assessment results are disaggregated by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, disability, and limited English proficiency to ensure that no group is left behind. LEAs and schools that fail to make AYP toward statewide proficiency goals are subject to improvement and corrective action measures. Schools that did not make “adequate yearly progress (AYP)” on the STAR test for two consecutive years are identified as “Program Improvement” schools by the California Department of Education.

Once a school has been identified, the district is required by law to provide parents with several options to assist their students academically.  The first of these options is called School Choice.  The second option is called Supplemental Educational Services. 

School of Choice - All parents/guardians of students attending a PI school have the right to request a transfer of their children to a non-PI district school with district-paid transportation.

  • Students may choose to attend a non-Program Improvement school within the district
  • Transportation will be provided by CUSD

Supplemental educational services (SES) are additional academic instruction provided outside of the regular school day and designed to increase the academic achievement of students attending schools in Program Improvement (PI) Years 2 through 5. SES, or free tutoring, must be high quality, research based, and specifically designed to increase student academic achievement. Supplemental Education Services (SES), are available to the following students:

  • Attend a Program Improvement School (Year 2 to 5+) school
  • Qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch
  • CST results are BELOW BASIC or FAR BELOW BASIC in English Language Arts (ELA) or Mathematics

The second Provider Fair will take place on January 9, 2014 in the multipurpose room at El Roble Intermediate School, located at 665 N. Mountain Ave. in Claremont from 6:00-7:00 p.m. This is time for parents/guardians to meeting the various Providers and decide which services are best for their student(s). The parent/guardian has the sole responsibility for the selection of the service Provider. All applications must be returned to the school site no later than January 16,2014.

CUSD Schools currently in Program Improvement:

  • Oakmont Elementary School
  • Vista del Valle Elementary School

Supplemental Educational Services Documents:

Provider Documents

State Regulations:




This page was last updated January 09, 2014

For further information contact:

Julie Olesniewicz, Ed. D.

Director, Educational Services

170 W San Jose Ave, Atrium Level

Claremont, CA 91711

Telephone: (909) 398-0609 x.74006

Roberta Mercer, Categorical Programs

Telephone: (909) 398-0609 x.74502