Gifted Education Department
Advanced Learning Plan (ALP):
A. SMART Goal: (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely)
1. Academic Goal
2. School/Community Goal
3. Parental Input for Setting Goals for the Child
A. Academic Subjects
B. Reading Materials
C. In-School Extra-curricular Activities
D. Outside-School Extra-curricular Activities
A. Topic Selection Process
B. Accelerated Research Skills
C. Presentation Skills
D. Student Presentations
A. Differentiation of instruction: providing curriculum that meets the needs of each
individual gifted student in the classroom.
B. Grade Level Materials: using differentiation of instruction at grade level.
C. Above Grade Level Materials: using curriculum above their current grade level.
A. Gifted students in one grade level are grouped together in one classroom.
B. Each student's needs are met through differentiation of instruction by the
classroom teacher and additional intervention from the gifted education staff.
A. Permits the student to move in and out of various grouping patterns. depending
on the course content.
B. Grouping may be determined by ability, group size, and/or interest.
A. Focus is on the student's personal and social awareness, and adjustment.
B. Includes the study of values, attitudes and self.
C. Addresses issues such as perfectionism, depression, underachievement, or
Consultation: (Student Interviews)
A. Acquiring information through a student interview.
B. Goal Setting
C. Social/Emotional Issues
Reponse to Intervention: (RTI)
A. Tier One: rigorous core curriculum aligned to Coloradr Academic Stanards.
Developed with the end in mind. Clearly defines what prepared
graduates need, to be successful, using 21st Century skills.
B. Tier Two: additional challenge to expand student's learning. Best Practices
at this level may include one or more of the following: flexible
grouping, enrichment activities, independent study, learning
contracts, open-ended assignments, and or dual enrollment.
C. Tier Three: the student has demonstrated a need for a faster pace or a more
complex learning environment. Enrichment interventions used may
include one or more of the following: grade level acceleration, partial
acceleration, independent study, and or mentorships.
Age Appropriate Mentoring:
A. 6th-8th Grade
B 9th-12th Grade
C. These students are paired with community members/professionals that share
his/her expertise with the student who may have a similar interest in the career
or field of study.
A. Student Interest Areas
B. Accelerated Reader
C. Reading List (books from all genre's)
Time with Like Peers:
A. Pull-Out: from the regular classroom. Provides an opprtunity for gifted students to
experience enrichment and enhancement activities together. Research
shows that interaction between students of like minds is important to
the academic success and the social /emotional needs of each student.