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Advanced Learning Plans

The Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) is a legal document [22-20-R-12.00, C.R.S.] outlining programming for identified gifted students and is used as a guide for educational planning and decision-making.  The Exceptional Children’s Educational Act states that there will be ALP content and procedures set in Rule for statewide implementation; and that goals in the ALP are standards-based. Sections 12.02(2)(f) – 12.02(2)(g)(vi) of the Rules clarify ALP content, procedures and responsibilities.  For high school students the ALP may be blended with an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) if all contents of the ALP are inclusive in the ICAP, including achievement and affective goals.

The following resources support implementation of Standards-aligned ALPs.

Advanced Learning Plan Guidebook

Creating Your Own ALP Guidance Document

ALP for Administrators Webinar

CAGT ALP Presentation

  • CAGT ALP Webinar
    • Note:  For optimal viewing, download the webinar to your computer. You can save any of these videos to your computer by clicking on the link, right-clicking on the screen and selecting Save As

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