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Plant with Light Bulb Flowering OutALPS Summer Testing - July 13-14, 2021
We are still accepting applications for ALPS placement in the 2021-2022 school year.  If you are interested in applying, please contact our office @ 801-567-8138.

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.

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7th Grade ALPS Placement for 2021-2022

If you are interested in 7th Grade ALPS placement for the 2021-2022 school year, please contact our office @ 801-567-8138 for more information.

Middle School ALPS
ALPS, the Advanced Learning Program for Students, expanded to three middle schools in the 2020-2021 school year to provide more families 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 Copper Mountain Middle, Elk Ridge Middle, Mountain Creek Middle,  and South Jordan Middle School.
  • Bussing will be available from a central location in each feeder system.
  • 7th grade ALPS classes began in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • 8th and 9th grade classes will be offered in following years.

ALPS at Hidden Valley Middle School

  • Will serve students from Fort Herriman Middle, Hidden Valley Middle, Oquirrh Hills Middle, and South Hills Middle School.
  • Bussing will be available from a central location in each feeder system.
  • 7th grade ALPS classes began 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 Joel P. Jensen Middle, Sunset Ridge Middle, West Hills Middle, and West Jordan Middle School.
  • Bussing will be available from a central location in each feeder system.
  • 7th and 8th grade ALPS classes are offered in the 2020-2021 school year.
  • 9th grade ALPS classes will be offered in the 2021-2022 school year.