Extended Learning

"What is Extended Learning?"

Extended Learning is a classroom setting where students are assigned to receive academic assistance based on their performance in their academic classes. Students will be studying, reading, or receiving academic assistance. Each period of the day there will be approximately ten teachers assigned to Extended Learning. Each of these teachers will work with 8‐10 students to help them succeed in all of their classes.

"What are the student expectations?"

  • Be on time.
  • Be prepared.
  • Be respectful
  • Ask the teacher for help.
  • Work independently
  • Refrain from using electronics

"What happens if I don't come to class?"

Expectations for attendance in Extended Learning is the same as any other class at Jefferson:

  • If a student is tardy more than twice, they will serve 30 minutes of detention with the J-TAP supervisor
  • If a student skips Extended Learning, they will serve 52 minutes of detention with the J-TAP supervisor
  • Excessive tardies and absences will result in an office referral to an administrator
  • Students not adhering to student expectations will be considered insubordinate, resulting in an office referral and meeting with an administrator

"Can I drop this class?"

All 9th and 10th grade students with an open hour (i.e., not filled with a required class or elective) will be assigned to an Extended Learning classroom.

Upperclassmen (11th & 12th grade students) will have PART privileges revoked and will be assigned to an Extended Learning classroom if one or more of the following occur:

  • They are not on-pace for graduation.
  • They are failing a required class at midterm. Students failing at midterm will attend Extended Learning for the remainder of the trimester.
  • They fail a required class at the end of the trimester. Students who fail a class will be assigned to Extended Learning for the entire next trimester.

In short: If you really don't want to be in an Extended Learning classroom, pass all your classes!

"Can I go to the library?"

Students can go to the library if they have a Jefferson teacher sign a library pass for the current date and period. Passes must be arranged before class begins (i.e., you have the pass BEFORE showing up to Extended Learning!).

"Can I listen to my iPod/music?"

No. Electronics pose a distraction from focusing on school work. As such, no electronics should be used during Extended Learning classes. This includes using a cell phone as a calculator.

"Can I eat?"

As a general rule, food and drink (with the exception of water) are not allowed unless your teacher says so. Food attracts bugs, and wherever bugs are, larger critters will follow! Any water must be in a container with a lid. In addition, if a student makes a mess, they are expected to adequately clean it up before leaving the room.

"Can I go to my locker?"


You must be prepared for Extended Learning by bringing all the materials you will need with you to class. Passes will NOT be written for your locker. If you have nothing to work on and don't need help with anything, bring a book to read. Every Extended Learning teacher will be able to pull up your other classes on PowerSchool to see if you have anything you could be working on.

"Can I get help from another teacher?"


Extended Learning is being started to provide students with the time to get help they need. Most periods of the day will have teachers from the core subjects (Math, Science, LA, Social Studies) available, along with a variety of electives teachers. When possible, you should try to make arrangements prior to class. Always check in with your Extended Learning teacher with your pass to make sure you are accounted for (and not counted absent or tardy!).

"I don't have anything to do. Can I sleep?"


In order to receive credit for this class, you have to be engaged and working the entire period, everyday. If you are not engaged (sleeping, distracting others, etc.), you will not receive credit for Extended Learning.

In order to keep engaged, independent reading is recommended and encouraged when you don't have anything to do and your Extended Learning teacher sees on PowerSchool that you are demonstrating success in all your classes.