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Optional Flexible Year Program (High School Only)
2011 - 2012 School Year

The Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees has approved an optional calendar that will allow district leadership to solicit permission from the state of Texas to partake in the Optional Flexible Year Program (OFYP) for the 2011 - 2012 academic year. The OFYP authorizes school districts to alter the required number of instructional days that schools must offer class from 180 days to 170 days for qualifying students without losing funding in the process. In order to apply, school districts must submit documentation to the Texas Education Agency outlining the school districtís plan to offer concentrated instruction to students that have failed or are in danger of failing the state assessment test, or that have not met the other stipulations that the district has set up in formulating its student requirements to be eligible to participate in the OFYP.

Tyler ISD plans to implement 9 OFYP days into the 2011-2012 school calendar. These dates are:

  • October 10, 2011
  • November 7, 2011
  • December 5, 2011
  • January 2, 2012
  • February 13, 2012
  • May 29 - June 1, 2010 (End of Year)

In order to be released from attendance on the designated OFYP days, Tyler ISD high school students would:

  • Be required to pass all portions of their most recently administered state assessment (TAKS/EOC)
  • Be passing all courses
  • Have no assignments to the DAEP (Plyler)
  • *Have passed all the latest TAKS/EOC benchmarks - this information would be used in lieu of actual TAKS/EOC scores if the school district had not yet received the actual scores prior to the beginning of the OFYP days or if the student was absent for any portion of the state assessment

Any student who does not meet these requirements will be required to be in attendance on OFYP days.  Students who qualify for participation on OFYP days will receive intense, hands-on remediation in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies delivered in a small group setting.  There will also be optional enrichment opportunities for students who elect to attend, but are not required to be in attendance.

John Tyler and Robert E. Lee High Schools have pursued implementing the OFYP in order to improve student academic performance both in class and on the upcoming state assessments. We firmly believe that implementing OFYP will allow us to provide targeted interventions and enrichment to meet the needs of every student.  If you have any questions, please contact your studentís campus.

John Tyler High School
Michael Timms
Dean of Freshman Academy
Shon Joseph - Principal

Robert E. Lee High School
Suzy Lofton
Assistant Principal of Instruction
Roger McAdoo - Principal



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