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Extended Learning Opportunities


MVHS takes great pride in providing its students with opportunities for additional learning in a variety of settings. Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) represent non-traditional and/or online educational experiences that focus on the interests and talents of the individual student. Because Extended Learning Opportunities offer the ability to acquire knowledge and skills through rigorous and relevant hands-on activities outside of the traditional classroom setting, students of all abilities have the option to access this learning platform. 

An ELO credit is not awarded based on a designated amount of seat time. In order to successfully demonstrate mastery of the identified competencies (learning goals) for each ELO and earn full credit, students must maintain a reflection or application journal, engage in a variety of learning activities designed through a collaborative process, complete a number of formative and summative assessments relative to their learning goals, create a final product that provides value to the ELO program, and present the overall experience of their ELO to the designated Highly Qualified Teacher (HQT), ELO Coordinator, and/or Mentor (when applicable). Due to state regulations, Extended Learning Opportunities will be assessed via rubrics that are connected to competencies and state standards. All Extended Learning Opportunities are subject to administrative or ELO Coordinator’s pre-approval. MVHS students may earn up to five (5) credits via Extended Learning Opportunities.

Independent Coursework

Independent coursework includes, but is not limited to:

Authentic Learning Experience

Authentic Learning Experiences include, but are not limited to:
  • Independent Study
  • Job Shadow
  • Internship