Expanded Learning

Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are community-connected, student-centered programs that offer alternative paths to course credit. ELO projects are driven by student interest and are aligned by rubric-based assessments specific to each student’s vision. This means students now play a role in where, when, and how they learn.

Students are taught to ask an essential question, identify learning goals, plan activities, create a product, and demonstrate proficiency. These cross-cutting problem solving skills are relevant in various academic practices and emphasize competency-based learning, alternative to standardized testing.

ELOs challenge students to turn their passions into learning experiences. With the support of teachers, administrators, and local mentors we believe that to teach the whole student we need the whole community. The ELO Coordinators will oversee the program.

The video below highlights students at an ELO: