ELO Opportunities

GROUP ELO MENU 2018-2019                                                                         (Updated 3/26/2018)


Group ELOs are offered on a regular basis and students should contact their school’s ELO Coordinator for details. Parent/guardian approval is required for enrollment. Programs currently offered at ALL the Manchester high schools include:

Access Academy at St. Anselm College: This 10-week program is held on Mondays and Tuesdays after school on the St. Anselm College campus, offering 8 courses including: Storytelling, Humanities, Public Speaking, Environmental Studies, Career & College Exploration, College Admission, Creative Writing & Communication, and Computer Literacy. Round-trip transportation from West to the St. Anselm campus, and back to the student’s neighborhood, and dinner are provided.

Elective ELO credit is available in English, Career Exploration, Computer Literacy and Science. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.

Robotics: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology (FIRST)
A co-curricular learning experience designed to teach students about science and engineering. FIRST students work with engineers and alumni to design and build a robot to compete in athletic-style competitions with schools from across the country.

Open to all interested students and requires a minimum of 90% attendance to all FIRST-related events. 1 ELO Engineering credit available.


Flights of Discovery Program at the Aviation Museum of NH (Formerly Virtual Skies)

The course of study covers six modules which include airport planning and design, navigation, weather, communications, air traffic control and aeronautics. Students attend off-site field trips, participate in research and hands-on projects, and hear from various guest speakers.
Open to juniors and seniors with enrollment now taking place at the start of the spring and fall semesters. Held at the Aviation Museum, 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry, NH (Manchester Airport) two evenings a week. 1/2 credit available per semester.

Health Career Quest (HCQ) (Formerly Bring It! Nursing)

A five-session program (10 hours total) that exposes interested students to health-related careers, such as nursing, doctor of medicine, paramedic, social work, pharmacy, sports medicine, nutritionist, and more. Held at Hillside Middle School from 5:30-8:00 p.m.  Transportation to and from student neighborhoods, and a snack, are provided.

Open to upperclassmen interested in health-related careers. ELO Career Exploration credit is available. Next enrollment period begins Fall 2018.


Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS) Farm & Food Leader Program
An eight-week summer internship program for students interested in learning about agriculture and planting, harvesting, and distributing food, while gaining leadership experience. Runs 20 hours per week in July and August. Open to students ages 16-18.
Open to under-represented and immigrant students in any grade. Elective ELO credit is available in Career Exploration and Science. Offered with pay during the summer.

Enrollment: Spring 2018 through the ELO Coordinator (competitive - limited spots available)

View program video here.

For more information, and to download an application, click Here

SHINE (Sexual Health Information Network & Education) for Girls and Reduce the Risk (RTR) for Boys

A five-week, (10 hours total) after-school program offered by the Manchester Community Health Center for students that focuses on safe sex, relationships, and preventing unintended pregnancy.  Boys’ and girls’ classes are held on-site separately, and those who attend all sessions will receive a WalMart gift card.

Open to boys and girls in any grade. Elective ELO Health credit is available. Offered multiple times throughout the year. Enrollment through the ELO Coordinator or during cafeteria sign-ups.

Youth Leadership Academy (YLA)

A seven-week youth leadership program for students offered by the Manchester Police Department. Students will explore community resources including Circuit Court and the Police Athletic League (PAL). Through field trips, guest speakers, and instructors, students are encouraged to become community leaders. The importance of education, insights into leadership, law enforcement, and the history of Manchester and New Hampshire are discussed.

Open to students ages 15-21.  Offered Spring semester only.



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