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Extended Learning Program (ELP)

2020-2021 Magnet Extended Learning Program Information

The Extended Learning Program supports the mission of Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) to cultivate a love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community, committed to educational excellence and integrity. In collaboration with families and community, we hold high expectations for all students. We respond effectively to individual

needs, and provide a safe, healthy environment in which every student can learn the academic, problem-solving and social skills required for success in college, career, and life. The district has designed and implemented an Extended Learning Program to meet the cognitive and affective needs of identified gifted students. Through ELP, a continuum of program options provides a beneficial learning environment and curriculum designed to meet the needs of gifted/talented and high ability students.

The Extended Learning Program is designed to serve gifted and high ability students in two service models in elementary and middle schools:

          (1) Magnet self-contained ELP (grades K-8), and
           (2) Neighborhood ELP (grades 4-8).

Elementary Model: Magnet ELP

Students take a battery of cognitive and achievement assessments in the eligibility process. Students who meet the Magnet ELP eligibility criteria are offered Magnet ELP placement. Elementary Magnet ELP classes are housed at Emerson grades 1-6 (Dual Language Spanish) Hawthorne grades K-6, and Whittier grades K-6. All elementary schools have Neighborhood ELP (NELP), with pull-out services for optimally three hours per week.

Middle School Model:

Students take a battery of cognitive and achievement assessments in the eligibility process. Students who meet the Magnet ELP eligibility criteria are offered Magnet ELP placement. Students who meet the Neighborhood ELP eligibility at their neighborhood school are offered Neighborhood ELP placement.

Middle School Magnet ELP classes are housed at Clayton, Glendale, Hillside Middle Schools, and West High School.

If you are interested in having your child assessed for a possible Magnet ELP placement:

1. For students entering Kindergarten and grade 1 in 2020-2021, fill out the online application on the ELP website between Monday, December 9, 2019 and Friday, January 24, 2020. Assessment window: March 2020.

2. For students entering grades 2 – 8 in 2020-2021, fill out the online application on the ELP website between Monday, September 23, 2019 and Friday, November 1, 2019. Assessment window: November 4 – December 5, 2019.

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