Department of Teaching & Learning
Accelerated Learning Program for Students
Accelerated Learning Program for Students (ALPS)
Definition of Accelerated Learners
Accelerated learners are students who demonstrate high ability, motivation, and creativity. These students display the interaction of the three interlocking
clusters of traits
that is the necessary ingredient for original and productive student accomplishment (adapted from Renzulli and Reis, The Three Ring Conception of Giftedness).
The program will provide a wide variety of interdisciplinary and integrated educational opportunities and services to students exhibiting the interaction of the three clusters of high ability, motivation, and creativity. Individual schools in alignment with the district plan will determine the type and extent of these services. The goals of these opportunities and services are:
To support instruction in the district schools through the development of topical thematic units and the analysis of a wide variety of literary genres related to grade level concepts
To engage in advanced process skills such as reading, writing, thinking, speaking, math problem-solving, and executing research to create a variety of high quality products reflecting the multiple intelligences of students
To develop competence in the social studies disciplines of history, geography, sociology, archaeology, and philosophy through the use of process skills
To stimulate the exploration of science knowledge and to nurture the use of the scientific method as a lifelong learning skill
To foster the acquisition and appropriate and frequent use of complex vocabulary in written and oral expression
To demonstrate competence in writing for a variety of authentic purposes
To provide information and support that encourages the pursuit and development of individual interests and talents outside of the academic setting
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