Enrichment Learning Program (ELP)
The vision of Mid-Prairie’s Gifted and Talented Program is to provide challenging and engaging learning so each gifted learner can meet their potential. Gifted and talented students are a diverse group with a range of strengths and needs. We strive to provide intellectually challenging options to challenge and accelerate these students.
Creative Activities For Enrichment Program (CAFE) ~ 1st and 2nd Grades
Groups of students are selected to participate in small groups utilizing lessons from the PETS curriculum, which focuses on higher-order thinking skills. Students selected for CAFE have demonstrated potential in a specific intellectual area. Screenings are conducted before each unit. The classroom teacher assists in the process by providing the ELP teacher with the classroom information. Some students have exceptional talents in all areas, while others are talented in specific areas. A placement in CAFE does not guarantee further placement in CAFE or 3-12th ELP. Children develop their intellectual strengths in varying stages and at varying speeds during their school careers; the purpose of CAFE is to serve students demonstrating the greatest need for extended programming at that time.
Enrichment Learning Program (ELP) ~ 3rd-12th Grades
ELP serves formally identified students who are advanced learners. Identified students work in small groups on topics and projects that challenge them in the areas of creativity, higher-order thinking skills, logic, math, leadership, and problem-solving. The projects and activities focus on student interests and learning needs. Several subjective and objective criteria are used to identify academically gifted students for ELP.
The mission of our Gifted and Talented Program is to recognize the academic and affective strengths and needs of each gifted learner and actively support their growth.
Denise Busch, Mid-Prairie K-12 ELP Teacher Specialist
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