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Extended Learning Program


The Ames Middle School Extended Learning Program (ELP) is designed to:

    • Enhance and support the curriculum and instruction process for highly capable students.
    • Aid classroom teacher in providing challenging learning experiences for high ability students through collaboration with ELP Teachers.
    • Provide differentiated learning to students through various delivery models including: whole class instruction, cluster groups in the classroom or ELP room, independent study, competitions, and acceleration.
    • Monitor classroom modifications and enrichment opportunities for identified students through the use of Personalized Education Plans (PLP) accessible to parents through Infinite Campus.
    • Offer opportunities for further learning through seminars and contests held periodically throughout the year.
    •  Support the entire student body through enrichment activities available to all students.
    • Presentation from February,  2017  Parent Meeting at Ames Middle School 
    • Acceleration Form for Ames Middle School 

For More Information Visit


Our AMS ELP Staff

Janet Dixon

515-268-2400, ext. 5045

Cappie Dobyns

515-268-2400, ext. 5115

 Steph Schares 

515-268-2400, ext. 5115


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