Parents / Guardians

What will your student gain from completing an ELO?

An ELO requires that a student be self-motivated and have a desire to learn something new. Through formative assessments (e.g. journaling, teacher or community partner observation/evaluation) a summative assessment (final demonstration of subject competencies mastered), your student can earn credit toward graduation in virtually any subject area, while pursuing his or her interests.

What is my role in the ELO process?

    • Complete the Manchester ELO Application along with your student, acknowledging your consent that your student will be working on his or her own time, and may be required to travel offsite to a community partner’s location (unless specified by a community partner that transportation is provided)

    • Support your student’s learning and check in often on their progress - Are journal entries complete? Are they meeting regularly with their teacher, community partner or ELO Coordinator?

    • Help your student celebrate the completion of their ELO!

How can ELOs impact your child’s education?

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

To see the Next Steps NH brochure on ELO parent involvement, click here. For more information, go to our Resources page.