Extended Learning Time Program is a strategy intended to increase the amount of time students are learning, especially for the purposes of improving academic achievement and test scores, or reducing learning loss, learning gaps, and achievement gaps.
April 15, 2020
at 5:00 pm
A school district or state charter school is eligible for additional program units in its 2020–21 operating budget for an NM PED approved Extended Learning Time Program if it meets the following requirements:
1. The school is in session for a minimum of 190 days per school year (with at least 5.5 instructional hours per instructional day for kindergarten through sixth grade and 6.0 instructional hours per day for seventh through twelfth grade) for a five-day school week. OR approved alternative program designs including:
- The school is in session for a minimum of 160 days per school year (with at least 6.5 instructional hours per instructional day for kindergarten through sixth grade and 7.0 instructional hours per day for seventh through twelfth grade) for a four-day school week.
- In the case of K5+ schools, each instructional day is extended to at least 5.8 hours for districts with 5-day school weeks, and to at least 6.8 hours for districts with 4-day school weeks.
2. The school provides for a minimum of 80 non-instructional hours for professional development in SY2020–21 for instructional staff.
3. The school provides after-school program opportunities for academic learning or extracurricular enrichment to students that do not supplant federally-funded programs.
Important Verification Forms
|ELTP Verification Form SY2020-21 (Word)|
Download this document to complete the ELTP Participation Assurance and the Verification Form. Extended DUE DATE: 4/15/2020.
|2020-21 Extended Learning Time Program Memo (PDF)|
Explains the process for participating in the Extended Learning Time Program (ELTP) for the 2020-21 school year (SY2020–21).
|2020-21 ELTP Verification Instructions (PDF)|
Instructions to acquire credentials, access the Sharepoint site, and download and upload the ELTP Verification Form.
A minimum of 190 or 160 days per school year refers to 10 additional instructional days for SY2020-21 as compared to SY2019-20 for new programs; or to maintaining the 10 additional instructional days for SY2020-21 as compared to SY2019-20 for existing programs.
The NM PED will give priority to schools serving high percentages of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch, schools designated as Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) or Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI), and other criteria established by the NM PED, based on the availability of funds.
- The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network Fall into Place Conference is being held TBD in Albuquerque. This year’s conference will include a community school strand. Please join us for this exciting event. Visit NMOST for more information.
ELTP Technical Assistance
Please see the clickable menu below to access a variety of resources related to the ELTP initiative:
A flexible set of quality Out-of-School Time guidelines that are designed to foster their utilization by programs of differing focus, setting, community context, size, and capacity.