Skip To Main Content

Extended Learning Program (ELP)

CURRENT NEWS

2024-2025 MAGNET GIFTED & TALENTED ASSESSMENT CALENDAR:- 
1. Click here for the yearly assessment calendar;  OR
2.  See "Yearly Assessment Calendar" subpage, above; OR
3.  See banner at top of page called Gifted & Talented 24-25 Assessment Calendar (to come).

MY STUDENT HAS BEEN PLACED IN A MAGNET CLASSROOM FOR THE 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR.  WHAT DO I DO NEXT? 
Elementary School – If you completed the online Elementary Magnet School Site Placement Accept Form, your student’s information has been sent to the elementary magnet school they will be attending for the 2024-2025 school year.  Your student’s current school will enter the magnet school in PowerSchool as your student’s “next school.”  You can then complete the online "intent to register" for your magnet school for the 2024-2025, and you will receive the summer email from the magnet school regarding completing online registration.
Middle School – If you completed the online Letter of Intent/School Choice form, your student’s information has been sent to the middle school you selected.  Your student’s current school will enter your selected middle school as your student’s “next school.”  You can then complete the online “intent to register” for the 2024-2025 school year, and you will receive the summer email from the middle school regarding completing the online registration.

NEIGHBOR SCHOOL MAPS -- The neighbor school area model is new to SLCSD but is an established practice in our neighboring districts.  Parents and students benefit from the predictability and stability offered by assigned school areas.  Families know which school their child will attend based on their residence, reducing uncertainty and facilitating long-term planning.  Identifying school areas also supports transportation planning and efficient bus routing.  Salt Lake City School District's ELP Department strives to offer two gifted & talented screening opportunities to their students.  This happens in Kindergarten and in 3rd grade.  Substantially more 3rd grade students are identified as eligible for the Magnet Gifted & Talented classrooms compared to kindergarteners.  We have three Magnet programs that provide full-day services and are taught by teachers who are highly qualified to work with gifted and talented students.  Students identified for Magnet classrooms are assigned to a school based on their neighborhood school area.  Click on the map to find your neighborhood school area.  Grade K-6 Area Magnet Schools Map
If your student is identified for Magnet inclusion, and you would your student to attend a different Magnet location, please fill out a transfer request form. Once students within the area are assigned, out of area transfer requests will be processed.  Reach out to the ELP Department at 801-578-8358 with any questions.

MAGNET INFORMATION NIGHT POWERPOINT PRESENTATION -- Click here to see the Magnet Information Night PowerPoint presentation. 

PRE-K STUDENTS (who will be 5 years on or before 9/1/2024) -- Beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, Magnet Gifted and Talented classes will begin in 1st grade.  Testing for current pre-k students will take place in March of their kindergarten year for possible 1st grade placement.  For more information, click here for letter in English   click here for letter in Spanish.   Click here for power point presentation.

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR STUDENT'S ASSESSMENTS IN PARENT PORTAL -- Click here for instructions in English and Spanish.

YEARLY ASSESSMENT CALENDAR

2024-2025 MAGNET GIFTED & TALENTED ASSESSMENT CALENDAR:- 
1. Click here for the yearly assessment calendar;  OR
2.  See "Yearly Assessment Calendar" subpage, above; OR
3.  See banner at top of page called Gifted & Talented 24-25 Assessment Calendar (to come).

•Most of our assessing happens universally with no sign up needed.
•Because of the shift to universal format, there are no longer opt-in windows for all grades every year.

WHY THIS CHANGE HAS HAPPENED:
•Provide an ELP screening opportunity to all SLCSD students twice.
•Establish consistency and predictability in the assessment calendar.
•Balance ELP Department's time and effort between identification and services management within ELP.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ELP ENDORSEMENT CLASS FOR TEACHERS

Online applications are now open for the Fall 2024 Gifted and Talented Endorsement class (EDUC 5610 Learning Environments for Gifted Students).  If you are interested in this class, please complete the online application no later than Friday, August 23, 2024.  After that, you will receive registration information.  Reach out to the ELP Department with any questions.

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION

FORMS

Administration

Alexandra Parsons

Alexandra Parsons

Supervisor - Extended Learning Program

Staff

Becky Fox

Becky Fox

Elementary Teacher
Nathan Spofford

Nathan Spofford

Elementary Teacher
Karen Holman

Karen Holman

Academic Coach
Maggie Nickerson

Maggie Nickerson

Administrative Secretary