Extended Learning Opportunities

Extended learning opportunities emerged in Maine out of grassroots efforts to offer credit bearing out-of-school opportunities for students to develop life and career skills and give students more flexibility and choice in fulfilling school-based requirements. Extended learning opportunities are not structured or regulated by the state and vary significantly across districts in scope and access.

Which students are eligible?

Secondary school students attending public schools.

Who can be a program provider?

Community partners.

Who approves provider applications?

Extended learning opportunities are reviewed on a district-by-district basis.