What is an ALP?



What is an Advanced Learning Plan?

Exceptional Children’s Education Act Statute 22-20-103 12.01(2)

Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) outlines a legal, written record of gifted and talented programming utilized with each gifted child and considered in educational planning and/or decision making.


The Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) is generated  or reviewed annually for all students identified as gifted/talented.

  • The ALP is a working document that is created or reviewed through collaboration with teachers, parents, and students.
  • The ALP is a fluid document that can be updated as needs and goals change.
  • The ALP is a strength based, standards based guide for instruction and differentiation.
  • The ALP is a record of programming, strength based interventions, and collaborative efforts.
  • The ALP in SVVSD is designed to be student lead with support as students move into high school.

What are the components to an ALP plan?  

  • ALP plans contain strength based, standards based goals in the student’s gifted  or interest areas.
  • ALP plans contain goals to support social and emotional development, including self advocacy.
  • A record of programming options, interventions, services and/or differentiation options designed to support students.
  • Progress monitoring designed to support data based decisions and reflection for students.


  • The ALP is housed in a shared file system and historical data can be reviewed from year to year.
  • Students at the high school level follow student lead protocols to create an ALP that supports their college and career goals.
  • ALP plans are reviewed or created annually and updated as needed.
  • Progress toward ALP goals is monitored at individual school sites and communicated during conference and report card cycles. Adjustments to goals and programming options may occur during any progess reporting period.