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Advanced Learner Programs and Services leverages ALL students' strengths and passions to keep them engaged in the learning process.

By developing responsive partnerships with teachers and families, ALPS supports students to go beyond surface level understanding of concepts and enhance their ability to think critically, creatively and to persevere. 



Children who are advanced academically often have temperamental traits that can be challenging for parents.  Parenting Advanced Learners is a six-session series that provides parents with a comprehensive overview and concrete strategies for nurturing these children.  Topics include intensity, sensitivity, asynchronous development, perfectionism, peer relations, self-regulation, frustration tolerance, and much more!  Participants have access to a free lending library.   Fellow parents in these classes are often a wonderful source of information, strategies, and resources!

There is a choice of morning or evening classes.  

Morning classes 9:30 AM-11:00 AM will be held at the Child Parent Institute in Santa Rosa, and begin this Friday, February 16


Evening classes 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, will be held at the Santa Rosa Accelerated Charter School, and begin next Wednesday, February 21.   

Cost is $120 for the six-session series.  (scholarships available, please call CPI for instructions if you would like to request this)

Advance registration is required. 

Register at (click "classes," then scroll down and click "General Parenting, All Ages," then scroll down to select your preferred section (AM or PM) of the class).  Or you can register by calling CPI at 585-6108, x 1240.

Posted 2/14/18

We are looking forward to hosting the Annual  ALPS Open House on Wednesday, April 11th. The event will be held at New Tech High School from 6-8pm.

Open House is a much anticipated event that is an opportunity for students to demonstrate projects completed during the school year.

For more information see the attached flyer.

We look forward to seeing you!

Posted 2/8/18

At our Back to School Night, the ALPS program was delighted to honor Belinda Larson for her dedication and commitment to NVUSD Advanced Learner Programs at Vichy Elementary School. For the past six years, Belinda has been supporting students to use our on line learning tool the "ALPS Project Zone" at Vichy School. In addition she is the Webmaster for the NVUSD ALPS Project Zone - used by students throughout all Napa Valley schools.

Thank you Belinda!

Pictured below: L-R: Ginette Ilsley, ALPS Support and Project Zone Specialist, Belinda Larson, Vichy School and Chuck Neidhoefer, ALPS Coordinator.


Belinda Larson receiving award

Posted 10/1/17

ALPS Open House 2018:

Wednesday, April 11th. 2018. 6-8pm. New Tech High School.

Posted 6/15/17

ALPS students
​​​​​​​Thank you  ALPS Project Zone Managers, ALPS Staff Leads, Students, Parents, Teachers and everyone for making our Annual ALPS Open House held recently at New Tech High School  a success. We could not do it without you!

See more photos.

Posted 4/30/17




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