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Extended Learning Program (ELP)

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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. 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE ELP MAGNET OR AAMP PROGRAMS IF A SCHOOL IS CLOSED?  -- ELP is a district program that provides services to identified students. The Magnet program is not being studied for closure; if a school(s) on the study list with a Magnet program is ultimately recommended for closure, the program will be housed in a new location.  Additionally, AAMP (our neighborhood ELP programs) will continue to provide engaging and enriching learning opportunities in all elementary schools.

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.


UPCOMING ELP TESTING for the 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR
•See Assessment Information for 2024-2025 at the top of the page.

UPCOMING ELP TESTING for the 2025-2026 SCHOOL YEAR
•See Assessment Information for 2024-2025 at the top of the page.
 


2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE:
•Most of our assessing happens grade wide with no sign up needed.
•Because of the shift to universal format, there are no longer opt-in windows for all grades every year.
•See 2024-2025 assessment calendar at the top of the page.

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


                                             

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