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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.


Middle School ALPS Program

7th Grade ALPS at Joel P. Jensen Middle School
8105 S. 3200 West, West Jordan, UT 84088
*Serves students from Joel P. Jensen, Sunset Ridge, West Hills, and West Jordan middle schools.

7th Grade ALPS at Hidden Valley Middle School
15410 S Harmon Day Drive, Bluffdale, UT 84065
*Serves students from Fort Herriman, Hidden Valley, Oquirrh Hills, and South Hills middle schools.

7th Grade ALPS at Elk Ridge Middle School
3659 West 9800 South, South Jordan, UT 84009
*Serves students from Copper Mountain, Elk Ridge, Mountain Creek,  and South Jordan middle schools.