Links and Resources

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

Summer Enrichment Programs – List of local camps and enrichment opportunities for elementary-aged students. (Listed in alphabetical order)

School District Resources

Please note that all links below connect directly to the West Des Moines Community Schools ELP website:

The WDMCS ELP Community Reference Guide provides information on identification, ELP structure, acceleration policies, staff responsibilities and parent involvement. The guide was created in 2014 with input from Extended Learning staff, classroom teachers, administrators, and parents.

WDMCS ELP Staff (2018-19)

ELP Student Screening

The Parent Advocacy Group is a district-run and appointed parent group. The goals of the group are to connect parents of gifted/talented students, provide clear communication regarding district ELP programming, and increase community awareness of the needs of gifted/talented students.

Valley High School Enrichment – This site was developed by 2017 Valley graduate Jacob Bedia and current senior, JJ Kapur. The site contains over 1,000 links for information on possible summer programs, scholarships, internships and academic competitions.

Iowa Links

National Links