What is Expanded Learning Time?
Expanded 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:
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.
- Lengthening the School Day
- After School Programs
- Summer School
- Vacation Academies
What is the Office of Expanded Learning Time?
The Office of Expanded 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.