SALTA Information for Gifted Students


The following is information concerning the SALTA program for gifted students in the Canyons School District:

We are excited to announce testing for the SALTA magnet services program.  We are currently accepting SALTA Request for Testing Forms for the 2013-14 school year.  Testing Request Forms are available online at  The deadline to submit a SALTA Testing Request Form is September 24, 2012, at midnight.  No late applications will be accepted.  

Who should be tested for SALTA magnet services?
You may want to consider testing for your child if they exhibit some of the following characteristics:  has an advanced vocabulary for his/her age, has lots of ideas and is imaginative, asks many questions, comes up with many and varied solutions to problems, can learn information quickly and needs less repetition to master a subject, remembers what has been learned, is very interested in certain topics and wants to learn more about them, likes to figure things out on his/her own, is a strong reader or reading above grade level, and is extremely interested in math or works above grade level in math.

If you have a 3rd grade child currently enrolled in the SALTA magnet program, your child will need to be tested for continued eligibility in the SALTA magnet program for the 2013-2014 school year.  You will need to fill out the SALTA Request for Testing form.  Testing for current SALTA third graders will take place during the school day.  

When and where will SALTA magnet testing take place?
Testing for SALTA magnet services is FREE for those currently enrolled in a Canyons School District School and will take place in October 2012. Testing will occur over a two-day block and will last approximately two hours on Day 1 and three hours on Day 2 with scheduled breaks on both days.  There are two sites available for each testing block.  The testing blocks are as follows:

BLOCK 1: Peruvian Park or Sunrise Elementary*
Friday, October 5, 2012, 3- 5 p.m., SAGES-2
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., CogAT                  

BLOCK 2: Peruvian Park or Sunrise Elementary*
Friday, October 12, 2012, 3-5 p.m., SAGES-2     
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., CogAT                  

*When the SALTA Request for Testing Form is filled out you may select the combination of dates and the testing location that is most convenient for you.

Additionally, in order for your child to be considered for SALTA magnet services, the Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS) must be completed by BOTH the parent/guardian of the child and the child’s current teacher.  You will fill out an electronic copy as part of your student’s application.  Your child’s teacher will be sent an electronic copy by the Evidence-Based Learning Department.