ELOs are non-traditional educational learning experiences which are interest/talent based that provide students opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills through hands-on learning adventures outside the classroom.
ELOs in Our Community
Students earn high school credit while working with community mentors in a setting of their choosing. The student, community mentor, Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT), and ELO Coordinator are a team that plans the competencies, activities, and performance based assessments, that students will engage in during their ELO experience.
Competencies are school developed course requirements that indicate the expected content, concepts, and skills to be mastered in a particular learning experience. These may also be considered “essential understandings”.
ELO credit is awarded based on competency completion.
Competency based performance assessments may include: presentations, demonstrations, “give back” projects, portfolios, research/proposal projects, and will include an on-going collection and evaluation of ELO participation evidence.
What can an ELO do for you?
ELOs provide students with the opportunity to follow their passion while earning credit toward their high school diploma. The relevance makes some students more vested in their high school experience. Mentors working with a highly qualified teacher provide students with a community experience while working on the educational goals established by the State of New Hampshire.
|ELO Opportunities· Independent study· Private instruction
· Performing groups
· Community service
· Service learning
· Field based investigations
· Job shadowing
· On the job training
· Virtual/distant learning
(non credit earning)
· Campus-based/online courses
· School-based enterprises
· Clubs and organizations
|ELO Benefits for Students· Earn credit and enhance career portfolio· Explore career interests and options
· Gain specific workplace skills and knowledge
· Acquire increased motivation to excel in school
· Build self-confidence in working with adults
· Develop positive self-image, peer recognition, and leadership skills
· Gain skills to be an independent, self-directed life-learner
|Potential ELO Experiences In Pittsfield and surrounding areas:|
|Accounting/CPAAdult Care and ServicesAnimal Care
Banking and Financial Services
Cable and Internet
Computer services/web design
Fire and Police Department
Health and Beauty
Heating and Fuel
|LodgingManufacturing and MarketingMusic, News, and Media
Parks and Recreation
Politics and Government
Pittsfield Drug and Alcohol
Pittsfield Historical Society
Pittsfield Youth Baseball
Pittsfield Youth Workshop
Restoration and Improvement
Solid Waste and Disposal
Waste Water Treatment
ELO Job Shadow:
Project, Portfolio, Presentation Resources:
ELO and Site Planning Documents:
Sample Evaluation Rubrics: