Alpine School District

Gifted Services

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.

Testing Registration for the 2024-2025 A.L.L. Classroom is open. Click the link below to register.

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General Info

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

General Information

Advanced Learning Lab (A.L.L.)

Elementary

The Advanced Learning Lab, or A.L.L. is the district service offered to elementary students grade 4 to grade 6. There are currently three locations for 3rd grade as well. 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. 

Secondary

The Advanced Learning Lab (A.L.L.) secondary service is for identified 7th & 8th graders at every middle school/junior high. Every school provides A.L.L. courses in English and history. A.L.L. science is provided at American Fork, Frontier, Lake Mountain, Lehi, Mountain Ridge, Orem Jr., Pleasant Grove, Timberline, Viewpoint, Vista Heights, and Willowcreek. Every school also provides an accelerated math pathway. 

Students can test in January and February of their 6th grade year for placement. Math testing is available at the same time for 6th grade students interested in the accelerated 7th grade math class. (Students must speak to their counselor about accelerated math for 8th grade.)

Gifted Testing

Students wishing to participate in the elementary A.L.L. and secondary A.L.L. services must be tested for placement.  All students in the district are notified and invited to test.  Registration usually opens by December 1. Testing will be held in January and February.  Students test the January previous to the year they desire to place in A.L.L.

  • Parents make the first step of identification by registering their child to test into the program.
  • Students wishing to participate in the Elementary A.L.L. programs are given the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) in verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative assessments. Students take Form 7 levels 9-12 for placement in 4th-6th grade. Students also take a 30 minute writing assessment.
  • Students wishing to participate in the Secondary A.L.L. programs are given the CogAT in verbal, non-verbal, and quantitative assessments. They also take a district created subject based test for science and social studies.
  • Sixth grade students have the option of taking the accelerated math test for 7th grade at the same time as other A.L.L. tests.
  • Language and other accommodations are available.
  • A teacher survey is also used as a part of identification for students who do not score above 90% in all academic testing categories. Additional evidence may be considered for students as well as we finalize placement decisions. This includes school and classroom assessments. There is an appeal process for students who would like to have different evidence considered if they are not placed after initial testing.
  • Testing results are posted on Skyward and placement acceptance and decline notices are sent from the A.L.L. magnet site or junior high prior to spring break.
     

Testing Resources

Additional Programs

School Programs

Every elementary and junior high has a teacher assigned as the gifted services advocate. Contact your local school advocate to learn about enrichment and extracurricular programs available at your school.

Bright Ideas

Bright Ideas is an extra-curricular program offered to all interested, motivated, and cooperative students kindergarten-sixth grade. Courses are held two Saturdays during the school year and for a week during the summer.

Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is an academic competition program for students in grades 3 through 9 sponsored by Alpine School District. Teams of five students compete playing the game of Knowledge Bowl. Click this link for more info and access to study guides.

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Please check school websites for school based resources, such as bell schedules and school meals. Employees should visit the Alpine Employe Gateway for employee specific resources. 

Registration is postponed until further notice.

Steps to Register

01.

View the Clear Creek Camp Schedule in the “Registration FAQs” document. We recommend selecting a few dates in case your first choice sells out.

02.

Once registration is open, click “Eventbrite Registration” and select the date of your choice.

03.

Fill in all requested student registration information and pay the required registration fee.

04.

Complete Student Information & Health Form.