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  • Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) catalyst teachers work in collaboration with classroom teachers to provide enriched learning opportunities for gifted students in Grades 4 to 8.

  • Opportunities include enrichment in the regular classroom, in small groups, or individual support.

  • Students are identified as having advanced academic needs and talents through:

    • group screening using Insight (cognitive abilities assessment) in Grades 3 and 6; and

    • a recommendation process involving the school team.


  • Gifted students develop and expand their potential by participating in challenging learning experiences with like-minded peers.

  • Enrichment provides opportunities for creative and critical thinking and the development of problem-solving skills.

  • Independent learning experiences provide students with an opportunity to focus on areas of particular personal interest. 


Tressa Kokonas, Coordinator of Learning Services