Becoming a Successful ELO STudent

An ELO is a way for a student to demonstrate mastery of 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 school counselor, or from many other sources. In a successful Extended learning Opportunity, everyone involved knows what's expected:

Successful ELO students...

  • Take an active part in the development of the study plan (in an Individual ELO).

  • Meet with the ELO coordinator, teacher, and community partner to go over the plan (in an individual ELO).

  • Complete and sign all paperwork required.

  • Learn about and abide by all policies and procedures set by the ELO Program and its community partner sites.

  • Dress and behave appropriately for your community site.

  • Communicate any issues or concerns as soon as possible to your ELO Coordinator.

  • Attend all meetings and be on time.

  • Contact your community member and cooperating teacher in the event of anticipated absence or tardiness before the scheduled appointment.

  • Maintain weekly contact with all parties.

  • Complete all components of the plan including a final project.