The Accelerated Learner Program (ALP) is a district-wide elementary gifted program for identified 4th and 5th graders.  

Students engage in enrichment learning with a gifted education specialist for 90-120 minutes a week and explore hands-on activities that extend the elementary curriculum.  The ALP curriculum is inquiry-centered and emphasizes problem-solving, design, and critical thinking.

All 4th and 5th grade students participate in universal screeners such as the NWEA MAP assessment and the yearly PARCC assessment.  Students who demonstrate high levels of achievement on these assessments are eligible to complete the Otis Lennon School Ability Test.  This tool is designed to measure abstract thinking and reasoning ability as related to school learning and helps us to identify students who would benefit from pull out instruction through the Accelerated Learner Program.   Students who do not qualify for the program are still able to participate in a variety of enriching learning experiences in their homeroom classroom as part of our grade level curriculum.  If you would like more information about the Accelerated Learner Program, please contact your child's principal.

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