Extended Learning Opportunities

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.

Can a student apply for credit independent of a program provider?

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.

Can a student earn credit for prior knowledge?

Commencing in fiscal year 2023, the board of each school district and public charter school must adopt a policy providing a process for a high school student to request credit for a course by demonstrating an understanding of subject area content standards.