Extended Learning Opportunities

Indiana shall allow for approved providers to offer students credit for their outside-the-classroom learning.

Who can provide extended learning opportunities programs?

Any organization seeking to provide credit under a Core 40 curriculum model for a non-school educational experience.

Which students are eligible?

Secondary school students.

What information needs to be included in the provider application?

  • A description of student qualifications necessary to participate in the proposed program
  • An outline of the program, including the Core 40 course for which credit would apply
  • A description of competencies and student outcomes a student is expected to obtain
  • A description of assessments used to measure student success
  • A description of admission requirements

Who approves provider applications?

Provider applications must be submitted to, and approved by the state board of education. An approval or conditional approval may not exceed 1 year however, the state board may renew applications for periods not to exceed 5 years.

What type of credit can be obtained?

Core and Elective credits (Core 40) can be awarded.

Our organization already has existing educational programming. Do we need to change it?

There should not be a need to change your existing programming and instructors do not need to be credentialed. This allows for students to engage with experienced workers in their respective professions, such as artists engaging students on the stage and engineers teaching students about engineering, math and physics. Your organization will still need to become an approved provider in order to offer course credit to your participating students.

What is an example of a Learn Everywhere program in action?

In New Hampshire, the Learn Everywhere program allows Seacoast United to offer student athletes physical education credit through their participation in various team sports.