Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) give students the opportunity to learn in rigorous and relevant real-world settings and gain credit for that learning, based on demonstrated mastery of pre-determined course-level competencies.

There is a growing body of research and evidence that finds high-quality programs beyond the traditional classroom setting can provide positive developmental opportunities and improve the academic performance of students.

Students in New Hampshire schools can earn course credit for structured learning activities outside the traditional classroom through Extended Learning Opportunities.  In order to gain course credit, students must demonstrate that they have gained knowledge and skills and have met pre-established course competency targets as a result of the experience.