Extended Learning Program

  • Clear Creek Amana Community School District Mission:

    The mission of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District is to prepare students to be productive, responsible community members by providing an environment that inspires quality lifelong learning.

    ELP Mission:

    The mission of the Extended Learning Program (ELP) is to provide educational programming that maximizes the unique abilities and enhances the personal growth of gifted and talented students as defined in the Iowa Code (Code 257.44 Gifted and talented children defined).

    Students in grades K-12 who demonstrate outstanding abilities and are capable of high performance in the areas of general intellectual abilities and/or specific aptitude in reading, math and/or science will be selected for personalized and accelerated opportunities commensurate to their needs and interests. The classroom teacher along with the ELP instructor will collaborate to provide these educational opportunities which will provide challenge, enrichment and/or acceleration for each student.

    Extended Learning Program Beliefs

       We believe…

    • Standards for identification of students and programming should be consistent across the district, but responsive to individual student needs.
    • Gifted and talented students require varied personalized services and program options to meet their individual affective and cognitive needs.
    • Differentiated instruction, personalized learning and acceleration options will enable these students to maximize their lifelong learning potential and contribute to the betterment of their community.
    • Providing personalized learning experiences for gifted and talented students is a responsibility shared by classroom teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, gifted and talented specialists and parents.
    • Gifted and talented students appear in all populations, in all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all levels of achievement.