The annual ALPS Back to School Night is scheduled for Thursday, October 11th from 6:30-8:00pm. It will be held in the NVUSD Board Room, 2425 Jefferson St. Napa.

Meet the ALPS team, site ALPS Leads and parents of other ALPS students.   

The night will provide you an overview of ALPS and will feature a presentation by guest speaker Dana Cope who will give a presentation on what having an Advanced Learner student means.

Child care for school aged children and Spanish translation will be provided.

No Reservation is required to attend.

We look forward to meeting you there.

Download the bilingual flyer


Posted 9/11/18

ALPS Back to School Night
Thursday, October 11th: 6:30-8:00pm,
NVUSD Board Room, 2425 Jefferson St. Napa.

ALPS Open House
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. 6:00-8:00pm.
New Tech High School. 920 Yount St. Napa.


We look forward to seeing you!

Posted 8/1/18

We are delighted to share highlights of our annual Open House held in April. Thank you to students, parents, ALPLeads, teachers, administrators, New Tech High staff and everyone for making this event possible.

We look forward to Open House 2019 scheduled for April 3rd!

2018 ALPS Open House video

Posted 6/15/18

We would appreciate a couple of minutes of your time to provide us feedback on our recent ALPS Project Zone Open House by completing our 5 question survey!

We will be accepting responses until May 18th.

If you have any questions, please contact the ALPS office at 253-3815 x 4881

Thank you for your feedback!

The ALPS Team.


Posted 4/30/18

In partnership with Browns Valley School and the Napa Valley Education Foundation, we are delighted to announce that the 2018 ALPS Summer Academies are NOW open for registration.

Created with students currently in grades 3, 4 5 and 6 in mind, the academies will be held at Browns Valley Elementary School, 2001 Buhman Ave. Napa. Sessions will run from 9:00am to Noon every day.

Week 1: June 11-15: Robotics, during which students will dive into the world of robotics and create working machines, learn about engineering design, brainstorm problems and compete against the clock! Guest instructor Jeff Macloud from NapaSTEMAcademy will join the academy.

Week 2: June 18-22: The Amazing Race will have students create and lead an Amazing Race Circuit and adventure into orienteering, team building and real time problem solving culminating with a field trip.

The cost is $145 per week or $270 for both sessions. Partial scholarships are available.

Registration forms are available online and also at all school offices.

Questions can be directed to Frank Silva at at Browns Valley School OR ALPS office.

Posted 4/3/18

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

Click HERE for information about preparation for the NCOE Science Fair 2018.

Posted 1/8/18

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with Browns Valley Elementary school there will be an ALPS Academy this Winter Break.


The Theme will be TED Talks


When:   Monday- Wednesday Dec. 18-20

Time:     9:00am-12:00pm

Where:  Browns Valley Elementary School, 2001 Buhman Ave.

Who:     3rd-6th graders.

Cost:      $100 


Students will spread ideas in the form of short powerful talks, by creating their own TED Talk. They will view and analyze TED Talks on all different subjects. 

  • More information is available on the attached FLYER.
  • Please download and submit the attached Registration form with your payment. 

For inquiries please contact Browns Valley School: (707) 253-3761 or the ALPS office: (707) 253-3815 x 4881.



Posted 11/13/17

NCOE will be hosting a free workshop for parents, “Stop Lecturing and Start Living”, with parent educator Vicki Hoefle.  The workshop is appropriate for parents with children from toddlers to teens.


Spanish translation will be provided. 


Date: November 16, 6pm at NCOE (This event was originally advertised in October but had to be rescheduled due to the fires).


Here is the link to register.






Posted 11/13/17

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

Free Parenting Workshop -- Stop Lecturing and Start Living!

How to Raise Capable, Cooperative, Responsible and Respectful Kids -- For Parents with Toddlers to Teens.


Wednesday, Oct. 11

6:00 - 7:30 PM

Napa County Office of Education

2121 Imola Ave., Napa


Save your seat:


In this upbeat, informational presentation, parents will be pleasantly surprised by the reasons to “zip-it” and will find comfort and confidence in their ability to parent their children, all while preparing them for the world outside their home. Vicki provides insight as to why all the over-parenting, nagging, hovering, and helicopter parenting is not working out for you or your child and identifies five of the biggest parenting obstacles and how you can “clear away the clutter” to create clarity that will guide your family for years.


Download flyer




Posted 9/25/17