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 Description:is a Title I participating school; the school must not meet
the definition of a Priority School; has a 3-year average of Achievement Gap
scores; Achievement Gap will be weighted by enrollment for schools with more
than one grade band; the school must have 3 years of data; rank schools by
3-year average of Achievement Gap scores; lowest 10%; schools identified as
Focus Schools in 2012 which do not meet the exit criteria will be re-identified
as Focus Schools.
Charles Drew High
Forest Park High
North Clayton High
Priority Schools Description: is a Title I participating school; a 3-year average of Content Mastery
category performance; category performance will be weighted by enrollment for schools with
more than one grade band; schools must have 3 years of data; rank schools by 3-year average
of category performance; select lowest 5%; add schools with graduation rates <60% for 2
consecutive years; 2014-2013 4-year cohort graduation rate. Schools identified as Priority
Schools in 2012 which did not meet the exit criteria will be re-identified as Priority
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.