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 Flexible Learning Program (FLP)


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, Georgia’s approved ESEA Flexibility Waiver allowed local education agencies (LEAs) to replace the tutorial services that were conducted by Supplemental Educational Service (SES) providers under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) with a state-designed Flexible Learning Program (FLP) for students attending Title I schools that have been designated as a Priority School or a Focus School.  The FLP provides a supplemental intervention that allows LEAs greater flexibility in designing an extended learning program tailored to meet the needs of the school and students with greatest academic need.  Flexible Learning Programs (FLP) are funded through a minimum 5-percent set-aside requirement of the LEA’s Title I, Part A allocation. 


In general, Title I schools that have been identified as Priority or Focus Schools are required to offer FLP services to eligible students enrolled in the school. The goal of the FLP is to improve the academic achievement of the most academically at-risk students in the school.  For Title I, Part A, the academic areas served by the FLP are reading, English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. 


All students enrolled in a school offering the FLP are eligible for FLP services.  However, students are selected for the FLP through the ranking of each student using multiple, educationally related, objective selection criteria by core content area (the area served by the FLP) that will be applied to determine the rank order list of eligible students by greatest academic need.  Once all students enrolled in the school have been ranked based on greatest academic need, the federal FLP rank order is applied to determine which students will be served first.  The federal FLP rank order follows:  


FLP Rank Order I: Students in the following subgroups that are not meeting standards as identified by state assessment results:  students with disabilities, English Learners, or free and reduced price lunch subgroups; and, if funding levels allow.

FLP Rank Order II: All other students that are not meeting standards, as identified by state assessment results; and, if funding levels allow.

FLP Rank Order III:  Students who are meeting standards, as identified by state assessment results.

Flexible Learning Programs (FLP) Resources

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