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Ankeny Extended Learning Program (AELP) Mission
The Ankeny Extended Learning Program develops the unique cognitive abilities and personal growth of identified students so they can successfully contribute to a global society.
The Ankeny Community School District values excellence in academics for each student and is committed to equitable practices in gifted and talented services to meet the needs of our diverse student population from kindergarten through graduation. Our gifted and talented students, when compared with their grade level peers, exhibit high academic performance or high academic potential. The Ankeny Extended Learning Program is committed to fostering these gifts and talents by providing relevant and challenging programming to meet students’ unique learning needs through multiple pathways for identification. We strive for continuous growth for our students by providing needs-based services and talent development opportunities.