In June 2012, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) granted Virginia waivers from certain requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). Under ESEA Flexibility, Virginia identified low-performing schools as "priority" and "focus" schools and recognized high-performing Title I schools as "reward" schools. The transition away from these designations began after the Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in December 2015. Documentation about ESEA Flexibility is available upon request from the Office of Program Administration and Accountability at the Virginia Department of Education. Please email ESSA@doe.virginia.gov to request information.