The Vinton Shellsburg Expanded Learning Program (ELP) provides specified services beyond the regular education program to meet the academic needs of identified ELP students who have been identified through a multi-step process.  ELP offers a variety of enrichment options in which students in grades K-5 have opportunities to develop and expand critical and creative thinking, increase reasoning and problem-solving abilities, develop the ability to assimilate old and new knowledge, and present in innovative ways. In grades 6-12, differentiated academic courses are available to meet the learning needs of ELP students.