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Teacher Resources for Advanced Learners

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Cluster Grouping

What is it?  A group of up to 8 students who score in the top 5-10 percent on a combination of assessments. 

What is it for?  The goal is to lessen the span of needs in the classroom.  Although personalities, gender balancing, and results of formative and summative assessments will also be factors when putting together class lists/ schedules, this will help the process of planning class configurations for the next school year.  It will also help ALPS get resources to classrooms that need them the most.



Choice is one of the highest motivators!

Use the resources on this web page to create a Choice Board
1. Download the choice board template

2. Pick projects and sites from this page to create a board for your student keeping your student's interests in mind

3. Establish a working agreement and an activity log for students to establish expectations


To see an example of a student choice board, please click below.


Choice Board Example

SST Support Information

The Student Success Team (SST) is an early intervention process that brings together the student, parent/guardian, teachers and administrators to identify student needs and develop an improvement plan to address those needs. School staff can request an SST meeting for individual students.  If parents feel that an SST is needed, they can contact their school ALPS Lead, who will request an SST meeting.   The outcome of the SST meeting provides school staff with recommendations and strategies to support and challenge the students in the local school.   

Scheduling an SST

  1. Parents should let the teacher or ALPS Lead know if they would like to schedule an SST.
  2. The teacher or ALPS Lead can notify Amye Scott at the ALPS Office and relay the student needs, parent concerns, and teacher perspective.
  3. Once Amye has this information, she will schedule an SST.

ALPS Planning Guide
 for SST Conferences