Does your child thrive on complexity, master concepts with ease and show strong feelings and opinions — or even tend to be self-critical? It can be difficult to know if your child is a high achiever or exhibiting signs of being a gifted learner. Every child is unique and no two gifted children are alike.
But there are tests to assist parents in determining whether their children would benefit from placement in an educational setting, such as, Canyons School District’s SALTA magnet program for advanced learners—and now is the time to sign up for testing.
Students in kindergarten through the seventh grade can apply online to test into the SALTA program starting Monday, Sept. 9 through midnight on Thursday, Oct. 3. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept late applications.
Due to the time-intensive and rigorous nature of the process for determining a student’s fit for the program, parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the testing requirements and characteristics of advanced learners (see below) before completing an application.
- National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) Resources for Parents
- Utah Association for Gifted Children (UAGC) Resources for Parents
Testing is a two-day commitment, and results will be distributed in late December.
Elementary-age applicants may choose between one of two possible dates per testing block and the following testing locations. More details as to the time and location of the testing will be made available through the application process.
Elementary Testing Block A: October 25 and 26
Canyon View Elementary
Elementary Testing Block B: November 8 and 9
All middle school students are tested at Mt. Jordan Middle, with exception to Midvale Middle students who are tested at their school.
Middle School Testing Block: November 5 and 6
Mount Jordan Middle
Questions? More information, can be found at isd.canyonsdistrict.org, or by calling the Instructional Supports Department at 801-826-5044.