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Middle School ALPS

7th Grade Open House Meetings at ALPS Schools:

  • Elk Ridge Middle School
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023
    Choose one of two sessions:  5:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
  • Hidden Valley Middle School
    Wednesday, January 18, 2023
    6:00 p.m.
  • Joel P. Jensen Middle School
    Monday, January 23, 2023
    6:00 p.m.

The Jordan District Middle School ALPS Program is designed to provide greater depth and complexity, infuse creativity and critical thinking into the curriculum, and to provide appropriate learning experiences for the academically talented student.
To enter the ALPS program, students show evidence of advanced abilities through an assessment process.  The table below shows the middle school ALPS classes.

ELA Science Social Studies Foreign Language Math
7th Grade  7 ALPS ELA 7 ALPS SCI 7 ALPS
Utah History
Language of Choice
Math placement is separate from the ALPS program.
8th Grade 8 ALPS ELA 8 ALPS SCI 7 ALPS
US History
Language of Choice
9th Grade 10 H ELA
9 or 9 H ELA
Biology or Biology H
Other by interest
AP Geography
Geography or Geography H
Language of Choice

Due to multiple options of enrichment and acceleration at the high school level, the ALPS program is not offered past 9th grade.

Elk Ridge Middle School 

  • Serves students from Copper Mountain, Elk Ridge, Mountain Creek, and South Jordan middle schools.
  • Principal:  Bryan Leggat
  • Address:  3659 W 9800 S, South Jordan, UT  84009
  • Phone: 801-412-2800
  • Website:

Joel P. Jensen Middle School

  • Serves students from Joel P. Jensen, Sunset Ridge, West Hills, and West Jordan middle schools.
  • Principal:  Aaron Hunter
  • Address:  8105 S 3200 W
  • Phone: 801-412-2850
  • Website:

Hidden Valley Middle School

  • Serves students from Fort Herriman, Hidden Valley, Oquirrh Hills, and South Hills middle schools.
  • Principal:  Shawn McLeod
  • Address: 15410 Harmon Day Drive, Bluffdale, UT 84065
  • Phone: 801-412-2850
  • Website: