TCLAS Rural Redesign

Redesign a Rural School with with a Collegiate Edu-Nation Model

Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS) is a set of targeted supports
available to LEAs to accelerate student learning in the wake of COVID 19. TCLAS
New School Model
supports provide deep 1-on-1 customized planning, community
engagement, and implementation supports to help leaders establish a new school model.
Rural School Redesigns reimagine rural schools to provide more rigorous, community-response experiential learning opportunities. Key elements of this process
  • LEA identifies a principal who completes a school redesign process facilitated by TA provider
  • Must evaluate systems and plan to implement a system-wide P-20 model across the entire LEA, including a PTECH in secondary grades
  • Eligible LEAs must have 500 or fewer students, a K-8 campus/campuses rated C-F on 2019 TEA ratings, a designated PTECH program, and a designated central office-based redesign coordinator

Core Components

Project-Based Learning Experiences and Embedded Student Enterprises
CTE and PTECH Programs with a Focus on Career Certifications that Provide Immediate Opportunities
Dual Credit, AVID, Instructional Rounds, and Extended School Day or Year

How to Plan and Implement

✓ Engage with families and students to understand community needs
✓ Select a high-performing entrepreneurial school leader to lead the redesign
✓ Create a plan that is ESF-aligned, uses high-quality instructional materials, and
offers extended learning time and high-dosage tutoring
✓ Plan for operation of the redesigned school, including budget
✓ Finalize school redesign plan after TEA feedback and approval
✓ Procure curricular materials aligned to new educational model
✓ Complete staff recruitment and selection and conduct professional development
To learn more about the requirements to implement this School Action, please download and review the TCLAS Guidance Document.
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