What is Extended Learning Time?
Extended Learning Time (ELT) is any time beyond the traditional school day that is used to expand options for high-quality learning. ELT occurs in many different forms, but the most common in BPS are:
- Lengthening the School Day
- After School Programs
- Summer School
- Vacation Academies
These programs help to create more time for enrichment and targeted learning, supporting the goal of closing the achievement and opportunity gap for BPS students.
What is the Office of Extended Learning Time?
The Office of Extended Learning Time oversees grants and District initiatives that support ELT. Our main projects are: Schedule A ELT, 21st Century CLC Grants, Mass. ELT Grants, Summer Learning, and Vacation/Acceleration Academies. While certain grants do provide funding for and create partnerships with outside providers, the Office of ELT does not coordinate the majority of after and/or before school partnerships.