What is an ELO?

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

News & Notes

ELO Network Meeting June 22, 2021

The next meeting of the New Hampshire ELO Network (ELON) is Tuesday, June 22 from 8:30 – 10:30 am via Zoom. Meetings are open to anyone interested in ELOs. Zoom link

Governor proclaims January as Extended Learning Opportunities Month

January is New Hampshire’s ELO Month. The text of the Governor’s proclamation:
WHEREAS, Students, schools and businesses must remain aware of the enduring importance of building relationships and collaboration in and outside the classroom; and
WHEREAS, New Hampshire has been a leader in building and maintaining an educated workforce with college and career ready skills; and
WHEREAS, Extended Learning Opportunities build competencies and skills making more informed, responsible and productive students in a mutually beneficial partnership; and
WHEREAS, Extended Learning Opportunities build competencies and skills through instruction or study outside of the traditional classroom, assisting students in real-world business environments, while providing a qualified, productive and career ready workforce; and
WHEREAS, Extended Learning Opportunities afford students and businesses a mutually beneficial partnership so that the students get the experience and the businesses have better prepared future employees coming from a high school environment.
WHEREAS, It is important to embolden all New Hampshire students, schools and businesses to actively participate in Extended Learning Opportunities so they remain cognizant and learned;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Christopher T. Sununu, proclaim January, 2021 as EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES MONTH, in New Hampshire and urge all residents to recognize the importance of an educated workforce for the future success of our economy, businesses and families.

Managing Your ELO Program During COVID-19

Managing Your ELO Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF, 1 page, 2020) is a brand new resource developed by the NH ELO Network. It includes links to further resources.

2020 ELO Coordinator of the Year

The 2020 ELO Coordinator of the Year is Dawn Breault Ed.D, C.R.C. Dawn is the ELO Coordinator, School Counselor and Transition Coordinator at Hollis Brookline High School.

Decided in March, this award recognizes an educator who strives to provide a diverse population of students with personalized, innovative learning opportunities. Dawn’s outstanding leadership within the school and surrounding communities optimizes extended learning opportunities, and the relationships she cultivates at her school are paramount to the success of her students.

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).

Publications on this website that were not developed by Next Steps NH may have their own copyright rules. Check the individual document for specifics.