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Flexible Learning Program (FLP)

Flexible Learning Program (FLP)
1058 Fifth Avenue
Jonesboro, GA 30236
(770) 473-2700 ext. 700168

County Level Contact Person Donna Graham - Title I Programs Specialist E-Mail

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Flexible Learning Program

The Georgia department of Education (GADOE) submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (US ED) an application requesting flexibility through waivers of ten Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) requirements and their associated, regulatory, administrative and reporting requirements. On February 9, 2012, Georgia's Elementary and Secondary education Act of 1965 (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver was approved by the US ED. The waiver allows Clayton County School System greater flexibility in designing a flexible learning program tailored to the needs of each Focus and Alert school.

The Flexible Learning Program (FLP) is an alternative supplemental academic intervention that allows for additional academic support, particularly in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics. During the 2012 - 2013 school year, Clayton County Public Schools Focus and Alert Schools will implement the Flexible Learning Program (FLP) in the following schools:


Focus Schools




Anderson Babb Mt. Zion
Brown M.D. Roberts Mundy's Mill
Church St. Morrow  
James Jackson Riverdale  
Roberta T. Smith    
Thurgood Marshall    

Focus Schools
Description: is a Title I participating high school with a graduation rate less than 60 percent over two years; or a Title I school that has the largest within-school gaps between the highest-achieving subgroup or subgroups and the lowest-achieving subgroup or subgroups or, at the high school level, has the largest within-school gaps in graduation rates ("within-school-gaps" focus school). May not be identified as a Priority School.

Alert Schools

Edmonds Elementary

Harper Elementary

Alert Schools
Description: The new ESEA Waiver Extension describes Alert schools as schools that are "among the lowest six to nine percent of schools based on achievement of the 'all students' group in terms of proficiency and have demonstrated a lack of progress over a number of years [for this year, the "number of years" is 2011, 2012, and 2013]." An Alert school may not be identified as a Priority School or Focus School.

Flexible Learning Programs (FLP) will be tailored to the needs of the academically at-risk students in a school in order to provide assistance for students to achieve proficiency in relation to the state academic content standards. Flexible Learning Programs are not repetitive in the teaching strategies that are utilized with the students during regular instructional/classroom time. FLP students will receive services twice a week or on Saturday. Transportation will be provided for all FLP students.


Frequently Asked Questions for Parents & Families on Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver - English


Frequently Asked Questions for Parents & Families on Georgia's ESEA Flexibility Waiver - Spanish



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