South Dakota

Currently, Learn Everywhere legislation has not been introduced in South Dakota. 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

Capstone Experience

Students are required to earn at least one credit, by completing courses, in any combination, in career and technical education, a capstone experience, or world languages. A capstone experience may be any of the following: entrepreneurship experience, senior experience, service learning, youth apprenticeship, or youth internship.

The youth apprenticeship is a contractual relationship between an employer and a student, that allows students to gain initial training in a particular industry and formal classroom-related instruction.

The youth internship allows students to gain hand-on experience at a business, develop employability skills, learn technical skill, and complete a portfolio.

Service learning allows students to identify a community need or issue, apply academic and career skills to youth-led service experiences and develop community partnerships.