For Immediate Release
November 5, 2021


Kim Houghton, Communications Administrator
(603) 513-3030 |

RFP issued for Alternative Pathways to Completion project

CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Department of Education’s Bureau of Adult Education is seeking proposals from individuals, agencies, or organizations for an 18-month project on Alternative Pathways to Completion of a high school diploma. 

A request for proposals was released on Monday, seeking a vendor to work with NHDOE staff to complete an Alternative Pathways Toolkit and provide technical assistance for its use. The project is funded through the American Rescue Plan. 

“There are already many programs in place for high school students to attain a secondary school credential through alternative methods. This project will establish the tools, provide technical assistance and ultimately help students identify the best pathway to complete high school,” said Frank Edelblut, commissioner of education. 

Some of those alternatives include pathways in our high schools and some include pathways outside of the traditional route, including high school equivalency certificates, multi-tiered diplomas, the Adult Diploma, internships, online courses, Education Freedom Accounts, Career Academy, Learn Everywhere and more. 

The deadline for proposals is Dec. 8. More information about the RFP is available at alternative-pathways-to-completion-rfp-2021-002.pdf (