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 Tues, May 14, 2024, 9:00- 11:00 am

The May ELO Network (ELON) meeting is Tuesday, May 14, from 9:00-11:00 am, in-person at the NH Fire Academy in Concord and on Zoom.

2023 ELO Coordinator of the Year

Congratulations to Terrill Covey, ELO Facilitator in Strafford Learning Center’s Transition Support Center! Terrill was awarded the 2023 ELO Coordinator of the Year award at the 29th Annual New Hampshire Excellence in Education Awards (EDies) on June 3. Official EDies announcement

Terrill has worked in education for 20 years, and has been a part of Strafford Learning Center for 14 years. In 2015 he shifted from teaching English at the Charles Ott Academy to become the ELO Facilitator in Strafford Learning Center’s Transition Support Center. In this role, he has served as Co-Chairman of the New Hampshire ELO Network, been invited to speak at a National Convening for the National Center for Learning Disabilities to discuss the value of Extended Learning Opportunities in supporting students with disabilities, and presented to state legislators in New Hampshire about the value and impact of Extended Learning Opportunities.

In addition to his work with ELOs, Terrill teaches transition skills in the Transition Support Center, where he focuses on the “five buckets” of transition – Academic Readiness, Work Readiness, Wellness, Independent Living and Self-Determination.

More about Terrill in Daily Foster Democrat article

ELO Videos

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.

Jesse from Kennett High School/ MWV Career and Technical Center describe how he was able to design an agricultural ELO, 1:56-minutes.

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)

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