What is an ELO?

An Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO) is a credit-bearing learning experience that takes place outside the traditional classroom.

News & Notes

Update: ELO Network - Fisher Cats event cancelled

The final school year meeting of the New Hampshire ELO Network (ELON) was to be an end of the year group visit to a Fisher Cats game on June 21.  But, we did not get enough signups. We are working on an event for the fall to kick off the new year. Have a good summer, everyone!

NH Construction Career Days Sept 22-23, 2022 in New Boston

After two long years away, New Hampshire Construction Career Days are back! This year’s event will be held in New Boston at the Hillsborough County Youth Center Foundation on Thursday, Sept 22 and Friday, Sept 23. 

Students get an in-person opportunity to explore construction occupations including welding, plumbing, surveying, electrical wiring, hammering, brick laying, and using drills.

Construction Career Days brochure

More information including school registration. There is no cost to attend the event.

NH Construction Career Days is a non-profit organization which brings students together with the construction and transportation Industries to explore career options through hands-on activities.

2022 ELO Coordinator of the Year

The New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Network (NH ELON) selected Sean Peschel as the 2022 New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunity Coordinator of the Year. This award is sponsored by the New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association.

Mr. Peschel is the ELO Coordinator at Oyster River High School. Through his role he is able to provide a vast array of career exploration and credit-bearing learning opportunities for students to pursue outside of school, including job shadows and career speakers series to industry tours and credit-bearing internships and other extended learning opportunities. Read full announcement

ELO Introductions

Fifteen minute video overview with the voices of students, teachers and community partners.

Four New Hampshire students talk about their ELOs in a 4:18-minute video.

Next Steps NH Project

This site is a resource for ELO development in New Hampshire and was supported 2012-2018 by the Next Steps NH project. It is currently supported by the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Next Steps NH provided professional development and coaching to selected New Hampshire high schools for the purpose of increasing the graduation rate of students with disabilities, and students at risk.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the US Department of Education, H323A120003. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. (Project Officer, Corinne Weidenthal)

This website and the Next Steps NH products on it are public domain. Authorization to reproduce them in whole or in part is granted. While permission to reprint publications on this website is not necessary, the citation should be: NH State Personnel Development Grant – Next Steps NH (2012-2017). New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, New Hampshire, Author(s).

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