• Extended Learning Program Tutorial and Grade Enhancement Program

    What is ELP?

    The Extended Learning Program (ELP) provides academic support for students after school.

    Is transportation provided?

    Transportation is provided for students that already ride the bus.

    How is the ELP Tutorial Program structured?

    The tutorial program provides just-in-time academic support to assist students with current coursework and may include extended reading and/or math instruction as needed. Students who scored below level 3 on the English Language Arts (ELA) or Math Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and students who need assistance with meeting course requirements are highly encouraged to attend.  

    How is the ELP Grade Enhancement Program structured?

    The grade enhancement program provides an opportunity for students to earn a quality point in place of a failing quarter grade for language arts, math, science, or social studies. Students may be scheduled for up to two enhancement courses at once. Once students complete a course, they may be scheduled for additional courses as time permits.

    How does grade enhancement work?

    Students who complete a language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies grade enhancement course will earn a ‘P’ grade, which is equivalent to a ‘D’ or one quality point for the corresponding quarter. This grade counts toward the semester average. However, the original "F" quarter grade will remain on the student’s grade record. ELP grade enhancement is not available for high school credit courses.

    How will I know if my child is eligible to attend?

    All students are eligible for Ray's tutoring (ELP Tutorial). For bus transportation, you must let the ELP Liaison (Thomas.Waistell@hcps.net) know at least one week before your child begins tutoring. 

    Students eligible for ELP Grade Enhancement will receive written notification from their guidance counselor in the event that they fail a core course.

    Are students required to attend?

    Only ELP Grade Enhancement is required. The promotion policy requires students to pass three middle school or higher-level courses in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies before ninth grade and to meet FHSAA requirements for participation in high school athletic programs. Middle school students must meet this requirement annually to be promoted to the next grade.

    Who do I contact with additional questions?

    The ELP Liaison, Mr. Waistell (Thomas.Waistell@hcps.net)