special programs & funding
Supplemental Educational Services
Supplemental Educational Services (SES) are
defined in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
Under NCLB, local school districts are responsible for
notifying parents of students in some schools receiving
Title I funds that their children are eligible for
Supplemental Educational Services (tutoring) from a
provider on the Florida Department of Education’s list
of approved providers.
approved Supplemental Educational Services Provider must
meet specified criteria for providing services in
English language arts (including reading), science or
mathematics in order to help students achieve Florida’s
sunshine state standards. Entities eligible to apply to
provide Supplemental Educational Services may include,
but are not limited to: community based organizations,
charter schools, private schools, public schools,
libraries, private companies, institutions of higher
education, family literacy programs/Even Start programs,
Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and
Additional information on Supplemental Educational
Questions and Answers
What is SES?
SES or Supplemental Educational Services are tutoring sessions offered to students at all Title I schools.
Is SES available to all students in a Title I
No. It is only an option for those students who received a Level 1 or Level 2 on the previous year’s FCAT in reading, math or science. Currently this means only
fourth through 12th-grade students and third-graders who have been retained are eligible.
How and when is the SES tutoring provided?
The parent selects a provider from a list of
State-approved vendors. SES must be offered before
school, after school or on Saturdays. The tutoring
sessions may be held at your child’s school or at the
provider’s location. Services begin the week of
How can parents decide which tutoring company is
best for them?
Providers may attend Open Houses at eligible Title I
schools at the invitation of the principal. Parents are
also welcome to call the Title I office and speak with a
member of the SES Team about their child’s particular
academic needs. The SES Team member can help the parent
choose a provider if requested. Parents can also talk
with different providers about times, locations and
types of tutoring available before making a decision.
When does a parent select SES for their child?
Parents return the request form that will be
mailed to their home.
Who should a parent
call with questions regarding SES?
Feel free to call the Title I Office for more
information (904) 390-2123.