Extended Learning Opportunities Act


Alabama’s Extended Learning Opportunities Act* allows for students to earn elective credit for out-of-classroom learning!

*Program was to commence with the 2021-2022 school year, but has yet to be implemented.

Am I eligible?

All students attending K-12 public and public charter schools can participate.

What is an extended learning opportunity?

Any program outside of the traditional classroom that has educational value. Some examples include: internships, apprenticeships, athletic programming, theatre or music classes, language classes and so much more!

Who can be a program provider?

Approved nonprofits, businesses, trade associations, U.S. Armed Forces, and other community partner organizations.

What type of credit can be obtained?

Elective credits can be awarded.

What can this course credit be used for?

The elective course credit a student receives can be counted toward graduation requirements.

How does a student obtain credit?

Students submit written requests for elective course credit together with proof of completion of the extended learning opportunity to the designated administrator of the school he/she attends.

How can I find an approved extended learning opportunity?

Providers must be approved by the State Board of Education or local board of education or a public charter school. The State Board of Education can direct you to a list of available programs.