ALP Program Overview (Spanish)
The program consists of two strands, language arts and mathematics, and is delivered through a collaborative effort of both the grade two classroom teacher and the grade two ALP teacher. The grade two ALP teacher works with identified students for two hours each week in math and/or language arts. For the remainder of the instructional time, the classroom teacher is responsible for implementing the accelerated ALP math and language arts objectives.
The program consists of three strands: language arts, mathematics and interdisciplinary science. Students may qualify for one, two or three strands of the program. The ALP math and language arts classes take the place of the regular classroom math and language arts classes. The Interdisciplinary science class is an enrichment program that meets for ninety minutes each week and requires the students to be pulled out of a regularly scheduled class.
Students remain in the three through five program up to and including fifth grade if they are achieving at a high level. In the spring of grade 5, all students are screened for inclusion in the middle school ALP English classes, Seminar, and accelerated mathematics.
Grades 6- 8
The program consists of two strands: ALP English which takes the place of the regular English class and Seminar which is an elective for qualified students. There are advanced science classes for grades seven and eight. For information regarding accelerated math classes please refer to the GPS math curriculum web page.