Opportunities and Programming for advanced Learners
Welcome to the
iOPAL (Opportunities and
Programming for Advanced Learners)
Scotia-Glenville. This program was formally known as
the Academic Enrichment Program (AEP)
Our Scotia-Glenville elementary Library Media Specialists develop,
implement, and assess information, reading, visual, and digital
literacies through the iOPAL program for students in grades 3-5.
The preferred method of instruction, based on the results of
national studies, is inquiry-based learning. Through inquiry,
students become active learners rather than passive researchers.
Through a carefully scaffolded process, the students morph from
information consumers to product generators.
The inquiry-based learning documented in the National Common Core
Learning Standards is currently the most successful in the iOPAL
program for advanced learners in grades 3 -5 rather than the
classes taught in isolation of the classroom curriculum on a
Students is grades 3-5 attend one hour weekly classes to work on
In addition to the iOPAL program for elementary students, advanced
courses are also offered at the Middle School (honors courses
in English, science and math) and High School (AP and
University in the High School college-preparatory course as well
as a variety of honors courses).
Here is the link toS.P.A.C.E.,
a parent advocacy group for high-ability learners at