Extended Learning Program (ELP)
2020-2021 Magnet Extended Learning Program Information for the 2021-2022 school year
ELP applications are open again this Spring for students currently in Grades 1-7. The application will be open until April 30th 2021. This application is open for students who were not able to apply last fall. Students who did test last fall and were not found eligible must wait 12 months before applying again for an ELP assessment.
Link to register: ELP Department Page
Current Preschool and Kindergarten ELP applications are now closed.
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). Grade 4 this year is open to all 4th grade students who would like more depth, complexity, and challenge.
Elementary 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
Elementary Neighborhood ELP
All grade 4 students can access a 4th Grade Discovery on Canvas this year. Assessments have been postponed due to remote learning.
Middle School Magnet and Neighborhood 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. Students who meet the Neighborhood ELP eligibility at their neighborhood school are offered Neighborhood ELP placement. Schools with Neighborhood ELP: Clayton, Glendale, Hillside, and Northwest.
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 currently in preschool and kindergarten, fill out the online application on the ELP website between Tuesday, September 8, 2020, and Friday, February 12, 2021. Part of the assessment will be administered in January 2021. The remainder of the assessment will be administered from March 8-26, 2021.
2. For students currently in grades 1 – 7, fill out the online application on the ELP website between Monday, February 15, 2021 and Friday, April 30, 2021. Assessment window: May 17 - June 11, 2021.