Extended Learning Program (ELP)

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Michele Riggs

Administrative Assistant

Amy Burris

School Psychologist

Lucy Jacob

Curriculum Specialist

Camille Gambles

International Baccalaureate (IB) and Secondary Specialist

Shannon Wilson
801.578.8500 x 360




Students in Grades Pre-K through 7 who tested during the March 2017 make-up assessment window should receive the eligibility notification letters by April 10, 2017.

- Upcoming Testing Opportunities -

The window to have students assessed for the Extended Learning Program (ELP) for 2017-2018 is closed. The next testing opportunities for students in the district are:
• Grade 4 students will take the CogAT Screener in September 2017.
• Grade 5 and Grade 6 new-to-district students will take the CogAT Screener in September 2017.
• The Middle School testing window (for students going into grades 7 and 8 in 2018-2019) is in November/December 2017, for possible ELP magnet or neighborhood placement for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration forms will be available on the ELP website and at the schools from late September through early November 2017.
• The Elementary testing window (for students entering K-6 in 2018-2019) is in late January/February 2018, for possible ELP magnet or neighborhood ELP placement in 2018-2019. Applications will be available in December 2017 through mid-January 2018.




Discovering Through Depth and Complexity


The mission of the Salt Lake City School District is to advocate for all students, provide the highest quality education and prepare students for a future of opportunities. The district places a major focus on intellectual development and academic opportunities for all students. It is the belief of the SLCSD that such educational opportunities will foster a spirit of inquiry and enterprise that motivates continuing intellectual growth based on a love for learning. In a quest to achieve these outcomes, SLCSD has designed and implemented an Extended Learning Program (ELP) to meet the cognitive and affective needs of gifted students. This educational program challenges high ability students at their level of individual academic capacities so that they are involved in a successful educational experience. Through ELP, differing service patterns provide a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of gifted students.




The Extended Learning Program is designed to serve gifted and high ability students in two service models in elementary and middle schools:
(1) Neighborhood ELP (grades 4-8, includes grade 3-5 in K-5 schools), and
(2) Magnet self-contained ELP (grades K-8).

In addition to elementary and middle school ELP services, high schools offer a variety of classes and programs for advanced students in grades 9-12. Two of these high school programs are:
(1) Advanced Placement, and
(2) International Baccalaureate Program.


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