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In May 2012, North Carolina was granted flexibility waivers from many of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) provisions. This flexibility, granted by the U.S. Department of Education, makes significant changes to North Carolina’s implementation of Elementary and Secondary Education Act’s (ESEA) requirements especially in the areas of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), parent notifications, public school choice and Supplemental Educational Services (SES). These waivers will allow North Carolina’s public school system to move forward with strengthened College- and Career-Ready expectations for all students, new ways to hold Title I schools accountable for students' academic proficiency, and new initiatives to support effective instruction and leadership.

Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, local education agencies (LEAs) are no longer required to identify Title I schools for improvement, corrective action, and restructuring and are no longer required to take certain improvement actions as outlined in ESEA section 1116(b) such as offering public school choice and supplemental educational services (SES).

Although the administration of SES under provisions of Section 1116(b) of ESEA will no longer be required, districts may choose to continue to implement before- and after-school tutoring services with State-approved SES providers. For that reason, NC will maintain the current list of State-approved SES providers through 2014-15 through a renewal process. Additionally, all State-approved SES providers will continue to be subject to monitoring and evaluation requirements as outlined in State Board Policy.

Parent Information on ESEA Waivers Memo
(pdf, 164kb)

Sample Communication to Parents
(pdf, 184kb)

North Carolina SES Provider Renewal Application for 2014-2015 SY
The North Carolina Supplemental Educational Services (SES) provider renewal application period is open for State approved SES providers for the 2014-2015 school year (SY). All SES renewal applications are due May 30, 2014.
(pdf, 445kb)


There are eighty-one approved continuing SES Providers in North Carolina.
(pdf, 208kb)   LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 5, 2013


The MOA allows limited disclosure of children's free and reduced price meal or free milk eligibility information.
(pdf, 371kb)


SES Provider Webinar
Below, please find the powerpoint from the webinars conducted on in October and December of 2009. Also posted here is the SES Provider Monitoring Report noted in the webinar.

  • Monitoring and Evaluating SES Provider Programs
    (ppt, 1.1mb)
  • SES Provider Monitoring Report
    (doc, 91kb)

SES Evaluation Reports

  • 2011-2012 SES Evaluation Report
    (pdf, 2.3mb)
  • 2010-2011 SES Evaluation Report
    (pdf, 2.0mb)
  • 2009-2010 SES Evaluation Report
    (pdf, 4.7mb)
  • SES in NC - Evaluation Findings and Activities
    (ppt, 789kb)
  • SES in NC 2006-07
    (pdf, 849kb)
  • SES Student Achievement Analysis 2006-07
    (pdf, 184kb)
  • SES in NC 2007-08 (revised 6/15/09)
    (pdf, 427kb)
  • SES Student Achievement Analysis 2007-08 (revised 6/15/09)
    (pdf, 194kb)
  • 2007-08 SES Implementation Overview (revised 6/15/09)
    (pdf, 88kb)
  • SES Reports 2007-08 Technical Appendix (revised 6/15/09)
    (pdf, 1.8mb)