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Elementary Extended Learning Program

We put students first by providing curriculum for talented and gifted students as an integral part of the K-12 experience that is differentiated in process, pace, depth, organization and expected outcomes.

ELP and classroom teachers work collaboratively to:

  • Identify individual student needs
  • Differentiate curriculum
  • Provide challenging experiences in the classroom
  • Provide assistance to teachers and students
  • Offer whole class Stretch Think activities to uncover creativity and demonstrate unique skills

2016 Elementary ELP Brochure


 

Program Highlights

National Geographic Bee

  • Open to all 4th and 5th Grade Students
  • Qualifying exam administered in November
  • School Bee held in January
  • Please check with your school’s ELP teacher for more information

Math Olympiads

  • For Math Olympiads identified students in 4th and 5th Grade Only
  •  One contest each month takes place during the school day in ELP November-March
  • Exams held during the weeks of:
    • Nov 15
    • Dec 13
    • Jan 10
    • Feb 14
    • Mar 7
  • Math Olympiad Resources and practices materials:
  • Please check with your school’s ELP teacher for more information

Invention Convention

  • Open to all 5th Grade Students
  • Registrations are due December (DATE)
  • Invention Convention held at Fellows Elementary School open to all 5th graders on January 30
  • Check with your school’s ELP teacher for more information

Elementary Quiz Bowl

  • Open to all 4th and 5th Grade Students
  • Registrations are due October 5
  • Monthly meets are held near the end of the month on Monday, Thursday or Friday (Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, March)
  • District Wide Championship for qualifying teams held April (DATE) at Ames High School
  • Check with your school’s ELP teacher for more information

Iowa Talented and Gifted Association (ITAG) Conference

 

Elementary ELP Staff

Edwards

Mark Royer

515-239-3760


Fellows

Vicki Taylor

515-239-3765


Meeker

Ariane Schmidt

515-239-3770


Mitchell

Ariane Schmidt

515-239-3775


Sawyer

Mark Royer

515-239-3790

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