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Plant with Light Bulb Flowering OutALPS Information Meeting for Parents New to ALPS
January 20, 2021 / 6:00-7:00 p.m. / Virtual Format
The Zoom link for the meeting will be posted here on the day of the meeting.

January 27, 2021 / 6:00-7:00 p.m. / Virtual Format
The Zoom link for the meeting will be posted here on the day of the meeting.

7th Grade ALPS Placement for 2021-2022
Please click HERE for the application for 7th grade placement for the 2021-2022 school year.

Please note:  This application is only for current 6th grade students applying for 7th grade placement in 2021-2022.  All other applicants must submit a standard application.

Standard ALPS Applications / Grades 1-6 and 8-9
The due date for standard ALPS applications is extended to Friday, January 29, 2021: 

2020-2021 ALPS Application for 2021-2022 Placement

2020-2021 ALPS Spanish Application for 2021-2022 Placement

ALPS Information for 2021-2022 Placement (English and Spanish)

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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.

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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 (New Middle School in Bluffdale)

  • 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.