ELO Examples

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American Sign Language as a Foreign Language

Explore how American Sign Language fits into deaf culture, and practice communicating about familiar topics using sign language. Overview Essential…

Apply Marketing Strategies to My Town

Learn about your town – how do town administrators and businesses get the community involved with events, areas of concern, and…

Applying Physical Science to the Real World

Apply physical science concepts to solve problems in mini-projects with a group, and then design your own real-world project to…

Arranging Music for a Band

Arrange an original composition for your high school band. Overview Essential Question: How do musicians generate ideas, make creative decisions, and…

Auto Body as an Art Form

Combine a career interest of auto body work and love of cars to meet the graduation requirements for art and half…

Ballistic Launcher Project

Explore the engineering and the design process by building a ballistic launcher. Overview Essential Question: How can statistical analysis affect…

Become a Real Estate Agent

Explore the work of a real estate agent, flip houses, learn the law, use design software, market your business. This…

Behind the Scenes of a High School Production

Direct a full-length play at your high school. Overview Essential Question: What are the steps necessary for putting on a…

Career Cluster Internship

Explore one or more career clusters. Career clusters are groups of careers for which you need similar knowledge and skills….

Career Exploration: Where will I be in 2025?

Explore educational and occupational opportunities, experience the realities of the workplace, and identify both the technical skills and individual qualities you…

Chef-to-School Specialty Dinners

Work with local chefs and restaurants to compose menus of their signature dishes. Prepare the food and serve it to…

Community Arts Event Organization

Discover what’s involved when planning and executing a community-based arts event. (Examples: musical performance, visual arts workshop, collaborative public art…

Consumer Science

Acquire skills to make a successful transition from school to adult life, including financial literacy, communication and conflict resolution skills,…

Dancing for Fitness

Participate in dance studio classes. Develop an understanding of the relationship between dance, physical fitness, and education and/or career goals. Overview Community partner: dance studio Academic…

Early Childhood Education/Survey of English Genres

Explore early childhood education and earn English credit by coordinating and promoting a fundraiser for a cause that you are…

Engineering Design and Development

Choose a real-world problem in the STEM fields, and design a possible solution. Overview Essential Question: How can an engineer…

Evolution in Action

Update, revise and teach a real-world science, student-to-student evolution curriculum. Overview Essential Question: How can I implement my knowledge of evolution…

Exercise Program

Create your own exercise or workout program. Develop an understanding of the importance of physical activity to your life now…

Firefighting and Emergency Response Essentials

Get certified as a Firefighter and explore the area as a career. Overview Essential Question: How can I expand my…

For the Love of Reading

Share your love for reading by participating in a local library preschool story hour program. Research and observe a preschool…

Hampton’s Involvement in WWI

Work with your local historical society to learn about your town’s involvement in WWI. Overview Essential Question: Why is it…

Information and Communication Technology

Become familiar with computers and their application in modern society by exploring computer hardware and software. Complete a range tasks and projects using information…

Introduction to Forensic Science

Learn to analyze characteristics of human and animal hair, blood, and fingerprints.  How is a crime scene processed? Create a…

Introduction to Neuroscience

Participate in a college online introduction to neuroscience course while working with a mentor to expand your exploration based on…

IT Problems and Solutions

Improve your technical problem solving skills by supporting departments in your town. Overview Essential Question: How can I apply technical…

Laboratory Assistant

Serve as a chemistry lab assistant and gain practical experience beyond what is found in a traditional classroom. Overview Community…

Learning a Foreign Language

Learn a foreign language independently with a group of students. Become your own teachers. Overview Essential Question: Can I learn a…

Learning Childhood Development through Experience

Work at a local daycare while researching early childhood development.  Observe the children, and then develop and deliver lesson plans….

Making a Translation Program Think

Create a translation computer app that “thinks” as it translates in order to create a more cohesive and understandable sentence. Many…

Medical Lab Technology

Work as a tech in a real medical lab. See if phlebotomist could be a career for you. Overview Essential…

Occupational Therapy with Children

Explore the field of occupational therapy. Overview Essential Question: What is occupational therapy (OT) all about? Area(s) of Study: Health…

PE Through Rock Climbing

Challenge yourself by learning rock climbing skills – improve your personal fitness, learn and apply strategies, and practice responsible and…

Personal Genetics

Explore your own sequenced genome with the help of a direct-to-consumer genetic sequencing service. Perform lab protocols for DNA extraction…

Photography as Service-Learning

How can I use photography to help others? Understand and develop the skills you will need to be a successful photographer…

Professional Practice in Visual Art

How do artists make a living? The most common concern of art students and parents is the difficulty of making a…

RENEW Career Exploration

For schools that have a RENEW program, consider making it into an ELO for participating students. Overview Essential Question: What are…

Salon Services

Practice your salon skills in a student-run salon. Overview Essential Question: What makes an exceptional client experience in a salon?…

School Newspaper or Literary Magazine

Learn journalistic planning, interviewing, and writing techniques through the production of a quality publication that is sustainable and interesting to…

Science and Photography

Explore two seemingly different areas, art and science.  Research the history of science and photography and the impact the two…

Spanish Fluency Via a Middle School Classroom

Improve your Spanish fluency by assisting and teaching in middle school Spanish classes. Overview Essential Question: How can immersion help me…

Testing Watershed Quality

Become a consultant to analyze water quality, perform chemical and biological water testing, review all situations (good and bad), and…

The Art of Teaching

Patience? Empathy? Passion? Purpose? Subject knowledge? What are the real skills that teachers need to be successful in the classroom?…

The Environment and Honey Bees

Work with a local beekeeper to research the genetics of bees and understand what threatens the bee population, how the…

TV News Broadcaster

Lights, camera, action! Learn and practice the techniques and strategies reporters use in broadcasting and interviewing in the studio and…

What Is a Curator?

Broaden your knowledge of visual art careers. Develop an understanding of what it means to be a curator. Curate a…

Women in Government

Observe and participate in the democratic process and learn about the leadership roles that women are playing in government. Overview…

Working as a Dietary Aide

Explore cooking and menu planning for clients with dietary restrictions while learning what goes into success in the workplace. Overview Community…

Working in Childcare

Learn what goes into success in the workplace and gain an understanding of early child development. Overview Community partner: a…

Yearbook for Credit

Plan, design, and produce a project that captures your school community by using online design, journalistic writing, budgeting, and collaboration…