New Jersey

Currently, Learn Everywhere legislation has not been introduced in New Jersey. 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

Academic Credit for Community Service

The 120-credit requirement for graduation may be met in whole or in part through program completion of a range of experiences that enable students to pursue a variety of individualized learning opportunities.  District boards of education are required to establish a process to approve individualized student learning opportunities that meet or exceed the New Jersey Student Learning Standards including, but are not limited to, independent study; online learning; study abroad programs; student exchange programs; and structured learning experiences such as work-based programs, internships, apprenticeships, and service learning experiences.

Student learning opportunities shall be based on student interest and career goals, include a demonstration of student competency, and be certified for completion based on the process defined by the district. Group programs based upon specific instructional objectives aimed at meeting or exceeding the New Jersey Student Learning Standards shall be permitted and shall be approved in the same manner as other approved courses.