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The Extended Learning Lab provides an environment in which the full potential of the learner is recognized, encouraged, and nurtured.

Each student is given the appropriate support and challenge necessary for continued educational development.

Students can participate in self-directed Independent Study explorations and are offered guidance and resources necessary to investigate personal areas of interest. Goals are established and projects created.

In addition, students have the opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement classes, college level courses, Honors by Contract, participate in contests or academic challenges, and investigate an area of interest through a potential internship.

Extended Learning can be taken "as a class" with a focus on the following:

  • Personalized Plan of Study
  • Seminar: Discussion and Research, Various Topics Explored
  • Technology Operations: Nick Parsons, Mentor

Extended Learning can "support" with a focus on the following:

  • Honors Courses
  • Honors by Contract
  • ICCC & Advanced Placement Courses
  • TAG Initiatives
  • Personalized Learning Plan
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