Manchester School District

Extended Learning Opportunities

What is an ELO?

The ELO (Extended Learning Opportunity) Program in the Manchester School District provides opportunities for students to explore and receive credit for extended learning activities outside the traditional classroom, including, but not limited to internships, community service, independent study, private instruction, work-based learning, and various other activities.

The granting of credit shall be based on a student’s demonstration of course competencies, as approved by certified personnel. Throughout their ELO, students will reflect on their learning process, personal goals, acquisition of skills, and work ethic.

ELO at a Glance:

    • Open to all high school students

    • Students must commit to completing hours and activities that are outside of regular classroom time

    • Students are required to meet regularly with a cooperating teacher, community partner, and/or ELO Coordinator

    • Students must adhere to the four (4) ELO principles: Research, Reflection, Product, and Presentation


To get started, contact your school ELO Coordinator:


Manchester High School, Central

Angela Bourassa - abourassa@mansd.org


Manchester High Schools,

Memorial and West:

Sarah Lambert - slambert@mansd.org


Manchester School of Technology:

Jenny Stephen - vstephen@mansd.org





Click here to hear from NH students who are benefiting from ELOs https://reachinghighernh.org/elo/