Expanding Learning Opportunities (eLo) – Online Learning Courses

District 204 is a member of the Expanding Learning Opportunities Consortium (eLo). The eLo Consortium is a partnership between District 204, 203, and 200. This partnership offers students additional personalized and innovative ways to learn in an online environment.

Each eLo course is taught by a highly-qualified teacher from a district within the consortium; courses contain students from across the three districts. eLo courses are equally rigorous as face-to-face courses, and students progress through the curriculum while taught by their instructor. These courses are not self-paced and require weekly student participation.

Courses are delivered using the Canvas Learning Management System. Daily or weekly homework may be assigned, yet they offer flexibility for learning that meets the student’s need to personalize when and where they study. Because each course is delivered virtually, students have the flexibility to choose where, when, and how they access the course. In addition, students interact with their instructor and peers using a variety of methods which may include: discussion boards, e-mail, instant chat messages, live virtual conferences, and phone calls.

Students may enroll in the following online eLo courses:

African-American Literature Health
Algebra II/Trigonometry Introduction to Music Theory
American Government Psychology
AP Human Geography Sustainable Energy
Business Law U.S. History
Consumer Economics Video Game Design
Geometry Web Design

As more postsecondary and workforce training experiences move toward the virtual environment, the eLo experience will prepare students for a successful transition beyond high school. Students should contact their counselor for additional information or visit the eLo website athttp://www.eloconsortium.org/. Please note, there are no extra fees for enrolling in an eLo course during the academic school year. eLo summer school courses are delivered on a limited basis and require an enrollment fee per student.

The most updated eLo information can be found at http://www.eloconsortium.org/