Extended Learning Program - ELP
Grades K-8 - DeAnn Scearce, ELP 895-6254 ext 3122 email@example.com
Grades 9-12 - Mick Angel, HS Counselor, 895-8843 ext 4119 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes called gifted and talented, students participate in the Mount Vernon ELP program by invitation. Instead of the word gifted, we think in terms of students who are under-challenged and under-served by the standard curriculum. We try to provide enrichment opportunities for our students in areas of their individual interests, skills, and talents.
At Mount Vernon Schools consideration for inclusion in the talent pool for ELP in Grades K-2 involves:
• Teacher recommendation
• Gates reading scores• ELP teacher observation
• Cognitive Abilities Test of 130 or above in Verbal, Nonverbal, and/or Quantitative
• Parental advocacy
• Student motivation
Additional Criteria for the talent pool in grades 3-4
MIDDLE SCHOOL Program Additional Criteria for ELP:
• Slosson Individual Test 98% NPR or above
• Student Surveys
The Middle School program currently offers enrichment activities with an emphasis on integration of disciplines, real-life activities, and technology. Single subject acceleration in math is also supported.
HIGH SCHOOL Program
ELP students are encouraged to participate in:-Advanced Placement online courses-Honors Courses-Post-secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) college courses offered by Kirkwood Community College, Cornell College, Coe College and University of Iowa-Concurrent Enrollment college/dual credit courses taught by high school teachers on the high school campus-Career Academy college programs offered by Kirkwood Community College.