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ALPS Middle School Programs - Information Meetings:

The same presentation will be shared at each meeting and each meeting is open to families from every feeder system.

February 11, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Joel P. Jensen Middle School
8105 S 3200 W
West Jordan, UT

February 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Elk Ridge Middle School
3659 W 9800 S
South Jordan, UT

Coming Soon to a Middle School Near You!

ALPS, the Advanced Learning Program for Students, will expand to three middle schools in the 2020-2021 school year in order to help more families have access to the program closer to their homes.

ALPS is designed for students who master academic skills quickly.  ALPS teachers instruct the curriculum at an accelerated pace with an emphasis on depth, complexity, critical thinking, and creativity.  ALPS is a free program with no additional school fees.  Qualified students may attend school full-time at the ALPS middle school for their feeder system.

ALPS at Elk Ridge Middle School

  • Will serve students from Bingham High and Herriman High feeder systems.
  • Bussing will be available from a central location in each feeder system.
  • 7th grade ALPS classes will begin in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • 8th and 9th grade classes will be offered in following years.

ALPS at Hidden Valley Middle School (New Middle School in Bluffdale)

  • Will serve students from Mountain Ridge High and Riverton High feeder systems.
  • Bussing will be available from a central location in each feeder system.
  • 7th grade ALPS classes will begin in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • 8th and 9th grade classes will be offered in following years.

ALPS at Joel P. Jensen Middle School

  • Will serve students from Copper Hills High and West Jordan High feeder systems.
  • Bussing will be available from a central location in each feeder system.
  • 7th and 8th grade ALPS classes will be offered in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • 9th grade ALPS classes will be offered in 2021-2022.

Mission Statement for Gifted and Talented Programming in Jordan School District:

The Gifted and Talented Department in Jordan School District is dedicated to the growth of all students and is committed to promoting:

  • Opportunities for all students to extend learning, explore new experiences, and discover talents and interests.  
  • Targeted services for identified students, including opportunities to connect and collaborate in safe, positive, and supportive settings.
  • Qualified teachers who participate in ongoing professional development and utilize researched-based instructional strategies.
  • Challenging and engaging learning environments that include rigor, critical thinking, creativity, depth and complexity, problem-solving, choice, and real-world applications.
  • Equitable policies and universal access for all students regardless of demographics, geography, socioeconomic status, gender, race, ethnicity, affiliation, and grade.

Federal Gifted and Talented Definition
“Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.”
(Elementary and Secondary Education Act)