For Students


  • Can I commit to doing an ELO on my own time?
  • Am I ready to learn something new?
  • Am I ready to learn how my skills, talents and abilities will prepare me for the world of work?


Step 1: Make an appointment with your school ELO Coordinator
During this appointment, you will learn about the ELO process and identify your learning goals and how an ELO can help you.

Step 2: Fill out and return the ELO student application (download application here)
Once you decide an ELO is for you, you will complete and sign the ELO application. A parent or guardian signature is required. (Note: Even if a student is 18 or over, an application must STILL be signed by a parent/guardian unless the student has a notarized form on file with the school indicating they can sign for themselves.)

Step 3: Draft a plan for your Individual ELO with your ELO Coordinator

This is the fun part! Based on your needs, you will help create a project outline which will identify the competencies and learning objectives of your ELO. Your outline will be finalized with the help of a cooperating teacher and/or the District ELO Cooperating Teacher (DECT) at your school. If you'd like a mentor from the community to be part of your ELO, your Coordinator will help you find one. 

Click Here for a Flowchart Outlining the Student Process

Click here to hear from successful ELO students around the state.

Subpages (1): Student ELO Flowchart