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 the time for applying to be tested is coming soon.
Students in kindergarten through the seventh grade can apply online to test into the SALTA program starting Monday, Sept. 21 through midnight on Friday, Oct. 16. 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
- Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Canyons District’s SALTA program
The District is exploring options for administering the tests in line with COVID-19 safety protocols. Parents who apply for testing, will receive an email with more information on testing times and locations.
Questions? More information, can be found at isd.canyonsdistrict.org, or by calling the Instructional Supports Department at 801-826-5044.