What is FLP?
The Flexible Learning Program (FLP) is an alternative supplemental academic intervention that is required for Priority and Focus Schools. Title I Alert Schools may implement an alternative supplemental academic intervention FLP plan if the LEA chooses to do so. FLP allows local educational agencies (LEAs) greater flexibility in designing an extended learning program tailored to meet the needs of the school to serve students requiring additional academic intervention. FLP delivery modes may include tutoring, remediation and other educational interventions designed to increase the academic achievement of students in low-performing schools. Supplemental FLP services may be provided during the school day using extended learning time or before/after school, on Saturdays, during intercessions, or during the summer.
Students from low-income families attending Title I Priority and Focus Schools are eligible to receive FLP services. Local educational agencies (LEAs) are required to submit an FLP plan. All FLP interventions must be conducted for a period of three years in the LEA’s Title I Priority and Focus Schools.
Priority Schools are those schools that rank among the lowest five percent of Title I schools in the State based on the achievement of the All Students group in terms of proficiency on the statewide assessments and have demonstrated lack of progress on those assessments over a number of years in the All Student groups (graduation rate less than 60 percent, Tier I or Tier II schools under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program that are using SIG funds to implement a school intervention model.
Focus Schools are Title I-participating high schools 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).
Title I Alert Schools are Title I schools that fall into one of the following disaggregated subgroups or subject performance on statewide assessments and graduation rate (graduation alert, subgroup alert and/or subject alert).
Is FLP available to all students?
No. It is only an option to those students receiving free and reduced meals, attend a Title 1 school and have been identified as the lowest achieving students based on eligibility criteria.
How and when is FLP provided?
FLP is a tutorial program provided at Priority and Focus schools only. FLP can take place before school, after school, during the school day or on Saturdays. Each Priority and Focus school will determine when FLP tutorial will be offered at their school.