Extended Learning Program (ELP)

The Extended Learning Program supports the mission of Salt Lake City School District to cultivate a love of learning in a diverse and inclusive school community. 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 in all neighborhood schools and designated magnet schools 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 Magnet ELP classes are housed at Emerson, 1-6 (dual language Spanish), Hawthorne, K-6, and Whittier, K-6. All elementary schools have neighborhood ELP, with pull-out services three hours per week.

Middle School Magnet ELP classes are housed at Clayton, Glendale, Hillside Middle Schools, and West High School. All middle schools have neighborhood ELP.

Check the district ELP website for application and assessment windows, if you are interested in having your child assessed for a possible Magnet ELP placement:

1. Fill out the Application and Disclosure Forms, located at each school or on the ELP website.
2. Submit applications to the ELP Office by:
        Postal Mail - 440 E 100 S, Suite 210, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, or
        Fax - 801-578-8266, or
        Email -, or
        Hand delivery, 440 E 100 S, Suite 210.

For students entering grades 4-8 in 2019-2020, applications are due to the ELP Office between Monday, September 24, 2018 and November 1, 2018.

For students entering grades K-3 in 2019-2020, applications are due to the ELP Office between Monday, December 10, 2018 and Friday, January 25, 2019.

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.

To read this information in Spanish, Click Here.

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