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The mission of the educators and administrators of Alpine School District’s Gifted Programs and Services is to advocate for appropriate educational opportunities for the diverse population of high ability students. We believe that all children have the right to be educated in an environment wherein real and measurable learning occurs.
Our goals include:
- advancing the understanding that administrators, educators, parents and the community have of the unique and exceptional academic and social/emotional needs of high ability children;
- increasing the capacity of administrators, educators, parents, and the community to be agents of positive change in the lives of high ability children; and
- promoting the development of a continuum of quality services for high ability students in every school in Alpine School District
The Advanced Learning Lab, or A.L.L. is the district program offered to elementary students grade 3 to grade 6. The curriculum is built upon the Common Core State Standards, with students reading advanced level literature, advancing in mathematics and going deeper and broader in science and social studies. Placement in the A.L.L. class is intended to be a magnet site commitment. Students test in their 2nd grade year for the magnet sites with 3rd-6th grade programs. Students test in their 3rd grade year for the magnet sites with 4th-6th grade programs.
At the middle school/junior high level, advanced courses are offered in English and History at all district locations, and Science at American Fork, Frontier, Lehi, Mountain Ridge, Timberline, Willowcreek and Vista Heights. The Advanced Learning Lab (A.L.L.) Secondary program is offered to 7th & 8th graders. Students test in January of their 6th grade year for placement. Math placement is handled by individual schools and not through the gifted services department.