What is a Fantastic Learning Opportunity?
FLOs are external, voluntary, educational programs that take place outside of the traditional classroom, are aligned to the student's unique interests, and have an explicit career, college, or leadership focus. We vet and select FLOs using stringent criteria that ensure program safety, quality, and depth of impact. Providers include non-profit organizations, companies, professional institutions, associations, or undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities. FLOs involve a voluntary, formative and educational application process and require students to voluntarily seek out the learning experience, and in doing so, successfully navigate through and complete some type of formal application, registration, and/or interview process to gain acceptance. We prioritize and promote only those learning experiences that have an explicit focus for preparing and exposing students to life beyond high school and college or career success. While FLOs come in different configurations of program length, theme and physical location, all programs seek to expose, educate, and develop students’ knowledge, skills, and leadership ability to succeed in college and high quality careers.
FLOs promote and develop knowledge, skills, and/or values essential to college or career success. DiscoverU prioritizes and promotes only those learning experiences that have an explicit focus for preparing and exposing students to what’s beyond high school. While FLOs come in different configurations of program length, theme and physical location, what we look for in all FLOs is an interest from the FLO provider to expose, educate, and develop students’ knowledge, skills, and leadership ability to succeed in college and high quality careers. In this light, FLOs are different from school field trips, clubs, and extracurricular activities.
"Going to Saturday Morning Science at Baylor College of Medicine changed my perspective on what doctors do in their day to day job. It put me on the right career path towards becoming an orthopedic surgeon. The most important thing I have learned during this FLO is your dedication. If you believe in something then you should work towards your goal and do what you love. It could range from having your dream job to helping the needy."