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.