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Andover Public Schools

#USD 385 - South Elementary

Extended Learning Program 




What Is the Extended Learning Program?

The Extended Learning Program is a resource-setting program for identified gifted special education students within the Andover, Kansas school district #385. Each student has an individual educational plan. There is a classroom for each elementary site. Students are placed in this program based on testing by a licensed school psychologist for their academic and cognitive scores set by the Kansas State Board of Education.
What Do the Students Do During ELP Services?
Students earn points for completing weekly obligations.  These points will be used for special auctions held throughout the year. Students spend time in the ELP classroom working on projects which usually include research, practice using logical, creative thinking and problem solving skills.  They work both independently and cooperatively as they complete Think Lab cards and solve Stories With Holes.
How is ELP Taught?
​ELP is taught through Project Based Learning. This is a shift from the teacher centered model of teaching to the student centered model of learning. PBL is activity based and structured around the students taking responsibility for their own learning.  The following is a list of possible activities that identified students may be asked to participate in:
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Learning Styles
  • Student Centered Learning
  • Meaningful and Authentic Tasks
  • Higher Order Thinking (analysis, synthesis, evaluation)
  • Concrete/hands on learning
  • Cross Curricular Integration
  • Activation and Determination of Prior Knowledge

What Supplies are Needed for ELP Classes?

  •  6 Pencils

2 boxes of Individually wrapped Healthy Snack


Optional Supplies Always Needed:

o  Kleenex

o  Paper Towels, Clorox Wipes, or Hand Sanitizer


Upon Request Supplies:

  • Additional Healthy Snacks throughout the Year
  • 4-5 Auction Items (Under $10 total) two times yearly
  • Snacks/drinks/supplies for special events
What are the ELP Classroom Rules?
​Extended Learning Program Classroom Rules:
  • Respect: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
  • Responsibility: Take care of yourself, others, and everyone's things.
  • Caring: Help each other.
  • Fairness: Treat everyone the same and share.
  • Trustworthiness: Keep your word.
  • Citizenship: Take care of our school, city, state, & country.
What is the ELP Theme for the Year?