Extended Learning Opportunities
W. Va. Code §18-2-7f (2020)
County boards of education may develop an Extended Learning Opportunity policy allowing students to earn up to six elective course credits toward graduation for out-of-classroom learning offered by eligible entities.
Which students are eligible?
High school students.
Who can be a program provider?
Entities that may submit proposals is broadly defined and includes nonprofits, businesses with established locations in the state, afterschool programs, trade associations and apprenticeship programs, parents, teachers, and school personnel.
Who approves provider applications?
Provider applications must be approved by the local county board of education. A guidance counselor or advisor may work with students to seek elective course credit for extended learning programs that have not previously sought approval from the county board.
How does a student obtain credit?
Before commencing participation in an extended learning opportunity program, a student seeking elective course credit must submit a letter of intent to his/her designated advisor or guidance counselor who will determine the student’s eligibility.