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Advanced Learner Program and Services

​​​​​​SRCS is in its first year of implementation of the new Advanced Learner Program and Services. (ALPS). This plan replaces the previous GATE plan (Gifted & Talented) with a shift towards providing all K-6 students  the opportunity to engage in advanced creative and critical thinking skills. An informational meeting will be held at 5:30 on Feb. 21st at the District Office to discuss the plan and its implementation. All parents are welcome.

ALPS service delivery is through an inclusive approach with an emphasis on differentiated instruction and flexible grouping in the regular classroom. The goals of the ALPS Program are to meet the intellectual needs of all students so they can reach their highest potential. ​Using depth, complexity and novelty, students dig deeply into subject matter they are learning,​ and ​tap into their unique interests and talents. This happens throughout the school year during regular classroom instructional time. 

For more information, see the ALPS Plan ​(Approved by the Board of Education on April 26, 2017).​

For more information about joining the ALPS Advisory Council, to be made up of parents, educators and community members, email Anna Benton-WilliamsTeacher on Special Assignment (ALPS)