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Extended Learning Program (ELP)

  Is your child a rapid learner who put thoughts together quickly?

             Does your child have an excellent memory or an unusually large vocabulary?

Does your child have an advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors and abstract ideas?

               If so, the district’s Extended Learning Program may be a good fit for your child.                                                    


                                                       2020-2021 Extended Learning Program Application Information!

Online Application Information!

For student(s) entering grades 2 through 8 in the 2020-2021 school year, online applications are open from September 23, 2019 at 12 noon – November 1 at 5 p.m. 

  • Assessments are scheduled and administered at your child’s school in November 2019. 
  • School staff coordinate an assessment date and time directly with parents/guardians of applicants. 
  • Out-of-district students assess at the district office.
  • Eligibility results are mailed via U.S. Post to the address submitted on the online application in January 2020. 

New this Year!  SLCSD is pleased to administer the district-wide universal assessment screener in February 2020 for all current SLCSD Pre-School (Pre-K-4) and Kindergarten classes. The purpose of this screener is to identify students for potential Magnet ELP assessment, with possible eligibility and placement. 

If you have a child entering Kindergarten and grade 1 in the 2020-2021 school year, online applications are open from December 9, 2019 at 12 noon – January 24 at 5 p.m.

  • Assessments are administered at the SLCSD district offices in March 2020. 
  • Eligibility results are mailed via U.S. Post in April 2020 to the address submitted on the online application. 

Please contact the ELP department at 801-578-8573 for any further questions.

 

Extended Learning Program Information

Extended Learning Program Information – SPANISH

 

Extended Learning Program (Magnet)

The Extended Learning Program (ELP) of the Salt Lake City School District offers educational opportunities for students in grades K through 8 who show high academic abilities.  In general, students who may benefit from this program are working well above their age groups in at least reading and mathematics.  Extended Learners are engaged in critical and creative thinking experiences and problem solving.  Their course work is extended, abstract and complex, resulting in a greater depth of understanding by students.

Whittier Elementary School is one of three ELP Magnet Schools, which draws students from the elementary schools in the School District from grades K through 6.  Students qualifying for the Magnet School have shown that they need an academic program that allows them to move more quickly and delve more deeply into curriculum.  Classes are taught by a gifted-talented endorsed, certified teacher.  For more information about ELP, please visit the Salt Lake City School District’s website or contact the District ELP Supervisor Michele Riggs at 801-578-8573.  Other resources for gifted education can be found at the District’s website.

 

 

 

Extended Learning Program (Neighborhood)

The Neighborhood Extended Learning Program (NELP) operates in every elementary school in Salt Lake City School District.  NELP provides direct specialized services, as a pull-out program, to identified students in grades 4 through 6 for approximately three hours each week. NELP teachers provide an interdisciplinary curricular approach by integrating multiple subjects through thematic instruction.  Student learning is extended from and beyond the core curriculum through acceleration, complexity, and depth in curriculum and instruction. For more information about ELP, please visit the Salt Lake City School District’s website or contact the District ELP Supervisor Michele Riggs at 801-578-8573.

NELP Disclosure

 

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