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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. 


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

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




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