Extended Learning Opportunities


Idaho shall allow for students to earn course credit for out-of-classroom learning.

Am I eligible?

Elementary, middle or high school students 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 nonprofit organizations, businesses, trade associations, and the U.S. Armed Forces.

Can I apply for credit without a program provider?

A student may seek credit directly through the student’s school district or public charter school, or through the state board of education depending on whether the credit request is for district or school specific standards, or for state requirements.

What type of credit can be obtained?

Core and Elective credits can be awarded.

What can this course credit be used for?

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

Can a I earn credit for prior knowledge?

Starting in 2023, the board of each school district and public charter school must have a policy to allow for a high school student to request credit for a course by demonstrating an understanding of subject area content standards.

How can I find an approved extended learning opportunity?

Students should contact their local school district to see what extended learning opportunities are available.