An ELO is a way for a student to demonstrate mastery of an academic competency, and to receive high school credit for that mastery, in some way other than attending a formal class at school. All ELO projects must be approved in advance by an administrator and the ELO Coordinator at the student's school. Ideas can come from the student, a teacher, a guidance counselor, or from many other sources. In a successful Extended learning Opportunity everyone involved knows what's expected:

What are students expected to do?
  • Take an active part in the development of the study plan.
  • Meet with the ELO coordinator, teacher, and community partner to go over the plan.
  • Complete and sign all paperwork required.
  • It is your responsibility to learn about and abide by all policies and procedures of the community partner site.
  • You must dress and behave appropriately for your community site. 
  • Communicate any issues or concerns as soon as possible to your cooperating teacher.
  • Attend all meetings and be on time.
  • Contact your community member and cooperating teacher in the event of anticipated absence or tardiness.
  • Maintain weekly contact with all parties. 
  • Complete all components of the plan including a final project. 
What are Community Partners expected to do?

Initial Meetings:
  • Meet with the ELO coordinator, cooperating teacher, and student to complete necessary paperwork and discuss student goals.
  • If you feel the student will be a good match, review study plan and if you are in agreement sign off on the plan.
  • If required by the district participate in finger printing.
Ongoing Tasks
  • Provide orientation to site policies and procedures as appropriate to the ELO plan.
  • Engage in regular dialogue with cooperating teacher to discuss progress.
  • Communicate any issues in timely manner to the cooperating teacher or ELO coordinator.
  • Participate in assessment of the student work and attend if possible, the final presentation. 

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