Extended Learning Opportunities
33-6401, Idaho Code

School districts and public charter schools are required to adopt an extended learning opportunities policy to provide for a process through which students may earn credit for learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom.

Which students are eligible?

Elementary, middle or high school students.

How does a student obtain credit?

There is a two-pronged credit approach.

  • Credit through Program Providers: Entities that may apply to offer extended learning opportunities include, but are not limited to, nonprofit organizations, businesses with established locations within the state, trade associations, and the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Student Credit Request: A student may seek credit directly through the student’s school district or public charter school, or through the state board of education depending on whether the credit request is for district or school specific standards, or for state requirements.

Who approves provider applications?

An eligible entity must apply to, and be approved by a local school district or public charter school in accordance with the district or public charter school policy.