Currently, Learn Everywhere legislation has not been introduced in Connecticut. However, this page provides students and families with information about available options for earning credit for out-of-classroom learning. While Learn Everywhere allows for program providers to be approved to offer credit-bearing learning opportunities, for the programs listed below, it is the student’s responsibility to submit an application and complete the program requirements.
Academic Credit for Out-of-Classroom Learning
A local or regional board of education may grant a student credit toward high school graduation requirements;
- upon the successful demonstration of mastery of the subject matter content achieved through educational experiences and opportunities that provide flexible and multiple pathways to learning, including virtual learning, work-based learning, service learning, internships and student-designed independent studies, provided such demonstration of mastery is in accordance with state-wide subject matter content standards;
- upon the successful completion of a world language course in grade six, seven or eight, through on-line coursework, or through coursework offered privately through a nonprofit provider, provided such student achieves a passing grade on a subject matter examination;
- upon passing a subject area proficiency examination;
- upon the successful completion of coursework during the school year or summer months at an institution accredited by the Board of Regents for Higher Education;
- upon the successful completion of on-line coursework pursuant to a local or regional policy for granting credit for on-line coursework.
Academic Credit for Community Service
A local or regional board of education may offer one-half credit in community service which, if satisfactorily completed, shall qualify for high school graduation credit, provided the community service is supervised by a certified school administrator or teacher and consists of not less than 50 hours of actual service that may be performed at times when school is not regularly in session and not less than 10 hours of related classroom instruction. Community service does not include partisan political activities.