AYP School Choice
Under key components of the state's NCLB waiver, Texas schools will no longer be designated as having met or made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Instead of federal designations for all schools in Texas, only the lowest performing 15 percent of schools will be identified as Priority or Focus Schools. Those schools will be subject to a series of federally-prescribed interventions. TEA and USDE has identified the Priority and Focus Schools for Houston ISD. Click here to see the identified list.Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requires Houston ISD to permit a child who transferred on an AYP School Choice Transfer to remain in the choice school through the highest grade in the school. This requirement is not waived. Students on an approved AYP School Choice Transfer from last school year will be able to remain at their AYP School Choice up to the highest grade level served.