ALP Introduction Letter to Students for High School through Naviance
Dear GT Students,
Once again, you will write your Gifted & Talented Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) goals in Naviance, a college and career readiness platform School District 11 is using for your ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan) graduation requirements. Below are instructions for accessing your account within Naviance, and instructions for writing your academic and affective ALP goals. Because you are an identified gifted student, in addition to your yearly ICAP goal, you are required to include your ALP academic and affective goals. 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. An ALP shall be developed for every gifted student according to the student’s determined area(s) of giftedness, interests, and instructional and affective needs.
Naviance allows you to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process – Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
- Research colleges – Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
- Research careers – Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
- Create plans for the future – Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals
- Create an Advanced Learning Plan (ALP) - Create academic and affective goals for identified Gifted & Talented students
- Start typing Doherty High School in the “Search for your school” box and select our school
- Login with Clever
- Username: District Provided Username
- Password: Student ID Number
Step 2 - Writing your ALP Goals:
There is one ALP task (survey) that all gited students need to complete prior to parent/teacher conferences in October. This should take approximately 20-30 minutes. There will be a goal progress monitoring task assigned to students in January, and a year-end summary in May. Together, this constitutes the yearly ALP for the student. The ALP is much larger and more encompassing than these Naviance tasks assigned to students. The two year-long ALP goals, one academic and the other affective (social-emotional) need to be a collaborative effort between student, parent, trusted adults, and the GRT. Parents will have their own Naviance login where they can view and comment on their child's written ALP. In addition to the goals, the ALP is composed of gifted identification information, scholastic performance, ICAP information, and other school information. All of this information will help paint a comprehensive picture of the student.
Once the ALP is written, the GRT will support students as they work to accomplish their goals. I will meet wtih students as needed, check progress on ALP goal completion, and support student efforts. My focus leading up to parent/teacher conferences will be supporting students as they draft their ALP goals.
Quick Start to completing the ALP
1) From the Doherty website, under Students tab select Student Resources
2) Select the Naviance link. "Click here to login" and select the Microsoft logo link to login. Follow prompts and Naviance/Clever links to login.
3) Once logged in, select "My Planner" and "Tasks Assigned to Me"
4) Compete ALP - "X" Grade (your current year in school). The due date is October prior to parent/teacher conferences. You will need to click the survey link in the upper right hand corner.
5) Parents - an email with attachments (Creating Parent Naviance Account and Reviewing and Approving ALP goals) will be mailed to you within the next few weeks. The attachments will explain how to set you a parent Naviance account and how to view and approve your child's ALP goals.
Mrs. Keller–Doherty Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher 719-328-7178