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Advanced Learning Plan (ALP)

Advanced Learning Plans in Jeffco

The Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) is a legal document outlining programming for identified gifted students and guides educational planning and decision-making. An ALP is developed for every gifted student according to the student’s determined areas of giftedness, interests, and instructional and affective needs. The ALP is created after a student is formally identified as gifted. Learn about GT identification in Jeffco to begin this referral process for a student.

The student's ALP should map out what students hope to learn and accomplish in their area of strength. When students become independent learners and self-advocates they will:

  • Take control of their learning and improve their education.
  • Deepen understanding of their learning style and become strength-based learners.
  • Acquire learning skills that apply to learning situations in life.
  • Will develop a greater sense of their abilities.

ALP Process

Since the early 1990’s, the Colorado Department of Education has required a record of gifted and talented education programming services, options, and strategies used with individual students that is part of the student’s record and is considered in educational planning and   and programming for that student. In 2006, a change in statute provided the term “Advanced Learning Plan” (ALP) for individual record keeping as in the definition. See 22-20-103 (1.2) C.R.S. (page 344) / CRS 22-20-103.

Colorado Dept of Ed - ALP CDE ALP Fast Facts ALP Blended with ICAP Jeffco's ALP Life Cycle Understanding the ALP Presentation Why and What Are Affective Goals?

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