Education Outside the Classroom

Education continues beyond the classroom, and in New Hampshire, students have the opportunity to expand their education through hands-on, real-world experience. These innovative programs give our students the chance to acquire knowledge and skill that will not only help them graduate, but give them a jump start towards employment.

Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning is an educational strategy that offers students knowledge and skills through instruction or study, in a real-world employment environment, to deepen their learning and explore career fields in an authentic setting.

Extended-Learning Opportunities

Extended Learning Opportunities allow for the primary acquisition of knowledge and skills through instruction or study outside of the traditional classroom including, but not limited to: Independent study, Private instruction, Performing groups, Internships, Community service, Apprenticeships, and Online courses. ELO's validate the learning that takes place out side of school that is youth centered and focuses both on the acquisition of skills and knowledge and on youth development.

NH Career Academy

An innovative partnership between the New Hampshire Department of Education and Community College System of New Hampshire, giving students a chance to earn a high school diploma, an Associate's Degree, a professional certification, and a job interview at no cost to the family and no additional cost to taxpayers.

Administered by the Bureau of Educational Opportunities.

Learn Everywhere

Learn Everywhere is a program designed to build on existing New Hampshire educational philosophy, law, and rule. At its most basic level, it is simply seeing and understanding our existing public education system and the learning that engages students, from another perspective.


Nate Greene
Administrator, Bureau of Educational Opportunities
(603) 573-6556