Advanced Learners Programs and Services
Advanced Learners Programs and Services (ALPS)
SRCS is implementing a new Advanced Learner Program and Services (ALPS) plan. This plan replaces the previous GATE (Gifted & Talented) plan, with a shift toward providing all K-6 students the opportunity to engage in advanced creative and critical thinking skills.
ALPS uses an inclusive approach with an emphasis on differentiated instruction and flexible grouping in the regular classroom. The goal of the ALPS program is to meet the intellectual needs of all students so they can reach their highest potential. Using depth, complexity, and novelty, students dig deeply into the subject matter they are learning and tap into their unique interests and talents. This happens throughout the school year, during regular classroom instructional time.
The ALPS Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 26, 2017.