• Ankeny Extended Learning Program

    Mission Statement (why we exist)

    The mission of the AELP program is to provide educational programming designed to maximize the unique cognitive abilities and enhance personal growth of identified students.

    Philosophy (what we believe)

    We believe that gifted students have unique affective and cognitive needs. These students have the right to receive instructional and educational services appropriate to their abilities and needs beyond those provided by the general school program.

    Purpose (what we do)

    We know that gifted students are gifted all day long and we strive to match this philosophy with our service delivery. Appropriate extension in all classrooms is vitally important. In order to enhance classroom extension for students throughout their school day, AELP teachers will follow a flexible service model. As individual students’ needs change over time, AELP services will adjust appropriately. Some students may require direct instruction from the AELP teacher during a certain unit or course, while other identified students will benefit from the AELP teacher providing collaborative services working to increase differentiated opportunities for our gifted and talented students within their classroom setting.