Advanced Learning Plans
All identified Gifted/Talented students in Adams 12 will have an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) created for them by their school’s teachers and/or GT coordinator. Ideally, this is a collaborative process, involving the student, parent, teacher and coordinator or administration where appropriate. Parents will receive copies of their children’s ALPs by the end of January, delivered either by mail or in person at an event such as parent-teacher conferences. Parents will have an opportunity to give feedback to the coordinator or teachers and may suggest further modifications to the ALP.
The ALP is a direct link between the student profile created during the identification process and the implementation of programming services matched to the child’s strengths and interests. ALPs are a planning guide for making instructional decisions about materials, programming options and assessments for gifted students based upon strengths, interests, and social-emotional needs. They are critical in the transition of gifted students from one level of schooling to the next and from school to school.
Each ALP contains 3 primary elements:
- At least one learning goal set in your child’s area of strength
- At least one affective goal to develop your child’s social/emotional needs
- At least one programming strategy to help your child grow and meet the above goals
Please feel free to contact your building GT coordinator if you have questions about either the goals set for your child or the programming strategies chosen to best meet those goals. It would also be a good idea to discuss the ALP’s goals and strategies with your child. We would like the ALP to become a collaborative, dynamic document, reflecting the changing needs and goals of all GT students.
We ask that parents please review, sign and return the ALP to their child’s building GT coordinator (the school coordinator should be listed at the bottom of the ALP.) The parent may attach any suggested modifications, or may contact the building GT coordinator directly with these.
See the link below for more information on the ALP from the Colorado Department of Education: