Your child is about to begin working on an Extended Learning Opportunity (ELO).  Below is a little more information about what an ELO is (and is not) and what the roles and responsibilities are for all involved.

Please feel free to reach out with any other questions or concerns.


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What is an ELO?

The ELO Program at Kennett High School is an opportunity for students to explore and receive credit for extended learning activities outside the traditional classroom. These opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Internships
  • Work co-ops
  • Job shadows
  • Community service
  • Independent Study
  • VLACs courses
  • Running Start courses
  • College courses

The granting of credit is based on students’ successfully demonstrating mastery of the identified competencies as approved by certified personnel. ELOs have four general components:

  • Research
  • Reflection
  • Product
  • Presentation


  • Student driven based on student interests
  • Rigorous
  • Career experiences in addition to the required academic classes
  • Structured; students must follow specific guidelines and expectations at school and business site to obtain credit
  • Available to students throughout the year


  • Intended to be an easy way for students to achieve credit
  • Always held within school hours


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