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Program Description

Extensions programming supports students with advanced intellectual abilities who are achieving at a level much higher than their current grade. They can grasp new ideas, enjoy being challenged, are highly curious and have an advanced vocabulary.


  • Develop academic skills in a challenging learning environment 


  • Achieve academically at a level appropriate to their abilities
  • Strengthened problem-solving and research skills
  • Opportunities to study advanced concepts
  • Improved ability to cope with feelings of perfectionism, sensitivity or frustration
  • Improved ability to recognize and affirm existing knowledge and skills

Program delivery

  • Flexible instruction and pacing that matches students’ academic needs, abilities and goals
  • In-depth study of complex and challenging assignments
  • Opportunities to make social connections with same-age peers within the school community


Students must be in elementary and have a psychological assessment completed. Contact your child’s school for information about eligibility and specialized programming options

Alberta curriculum

All Edmonton Public Schools programming is based on curriculum determined by Alberta Education. Students enrolled in Extensions will receive the same high-quality education offered in all of our programs.


Most schools offering specialized programming have some yellow busing options available. For more information about busing, contact your child’s school or call Student Transportation at 780-429-8585. 


Elementary 2024–25

Junior High 2024–25

Senior High 2024–25