Learning Enrichment Out

  • Want to design an out-of-school program or experience unique to your needs that supports a future goal?  LE or ARTsmART OUT might be right for you. 

    For the 2022-23 school year, the LE OUT & ARTsmART OUT application can be found online.    

    Past out experiences

    • Penn State classes
    • Working with an ESL or classroom teacher at the elementary level
    • Planning and executing a 500 mile bike ride to raise awareness about, and money for, diabetes research
    • Research and creation of an in-school vertical garden to help provide greens to our cafeteria
    • Working with a professor on campus for the purpose of research or exploration of a specialized topic 
    • Extensive community service project such as designing, building, and setting up bird boxes around Centre County, or planning and teaching a dance class to young children
    • Job shadowing in a variety of professional offices -- legal, physical therapy, business and accounting
    • Working one-on-one with a coach in an area of particular skill or specialty -- music, dance, skating, or another sport
  • Program Requirements

    • Schedule a meeting with one of the teachers below to discuss your plans.   At this meeting, you will receive a contract (this contract will not be shared online) and parent permission for transportation form 
    • Type and submit a plan for what will occur during the scheduled OUT time and how the experience will support a future learning goal
    • For any sport experience (dance, ice-skating, hockey, horse-back riding, gymnastics, wrestling, swimning, etc.), a letter of recommendation from a current coach (sample letter of recommendation)
    • A resource person (a teacher, coach, or community member) who is aware of your plan and working with you in support of your goals.  This resource person must have their child-abuse clearances on file with the district, per the instructions on this page
    • A monthly log & reflection turned in to the OUT teacher.
    • Students must maintain superior academic performance (A's and B's) and be a full time student (a minimum of six classes, including Penn State) to remain in the OUT experience during school hours. 


  • Important notes: 

    • The school does not provide transportation to OUT experiences
    • The school can not guarantee parking passes for any student enrolled in the LE OUT program
    • Students cannot have LE OUT for the purpose of paid work.  Interested in a program that allows work?  Check out Diversified Occupations in the CTC. 

    Need more information?  Want to set up a meeting to discuss your plans?  Contact the LE/ARTsmART teacher below who is best suited to serve your needs. 

    • Sheila Abruzzo 9th and 10th grade Learning Enrichment Out contracts
    • Jennifer Rand 11th and 12th grade Learning Enrichment Out contracts 
    • Sarah Rito  ARTsmART Out contracts for experiences in the arts








Last Modified on August 16, 2022