Online classes in finance, Spanish and entrepreneurship can now earn students high school credit

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Monitor staff
Published: 11/21/2022 5:33:29 PM

Students trying to earn high school credit outside of the classroom can now learn Spanish, STEM entrepreneurship and financial literacy since some new programs have been approved for the state’s Learn Everywhere program.

The Learn Everywhere program, which was passed into law in 2018, allows students to gain high school credit for learning outside the classroom, like in an after-school tutoring session or an extracurricular activity. New Hampshire’s Department of Education has a list of 15 approved programs students can complete to earn high school credit outside school that includes topics ranging from robotics to karate, music and esports.

This month, the Londonderry-based company Spanish NVivo has been added to the list, which offers Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Advanced Placement courses online.

“Spanish NVivo, which is available in an online format, improves access to Spanish language acquisition opportunities for students across the state. The addition of the Spanish NVivo courses further increases the diversity of the Learn Everywhere portfolio of program offerings,” said Tim Carney, administrator of educational pathways for the New Hampshire Department of Education.

Also new to the list is the Nashua-based company EnCube Labs, which teaches entrepreneurship, problem-solving, solutions development and applied STEM using a Zero2Maker and Zero2Entrepreneur framework. Its goal is to create entrepreneurs from underserved communities.

Additionally, Massachusetts-based nonprofit FitMoney has been approved for New Hampshire 8th- through 12th-graders, and provides free online financial literacy programs.

“The New Hampshire Department of Education is thrilled to offer an array of Learn Everywhere programs that provide new learning opportunities for today’s youth, who are eager to capture learning outside of the classroom,” said Frank Edelblut, commissioner of education.

Eileen O

Eileen O'Grady is a Report for America corps member covering education for the Concord Monitor since spring 2020. O’Grady is the former managing editor of Scope magazine at Northeastern University in Boston, where she reported on social justice issues, community activism, local politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a native Vermonter and worked as a reporter covering local politics for the Shelburne News and the Citizen. Her work has also appeared in The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The Bay State Banner, and VTDigger. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University and a bachelor’s degree in politics and French from Mount Holyoke College, where she served as news editor for the Mount Holyoke News from 2017-2018.

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