Advanced Learners Program

Skokie District 69 ALP Contact Information

Madison ALP Coordinator: Kristen Ulery

Edison ALP Coordinator: Bryan Kelly

Lincoln ALP Coordinator: Lorenzo Cervantes

K-8 ALP Teacher: Kari Thicksten

District ALP Coordinator: Megan Aseltine

Skokie District 69 Belief Statement

“All children have the right to be challenged and grow. District 69 is committed to providing a range of services to meet the needs of all our students. High ability learners require differentiated curriculum and instructional approaches, enriched experiences, and extended learning opportunities that lead to academic growth.

Our diverse students require flexible services to address intellectual abilities, social and emotional needs, and demographic variables.

Advanced learners require the opportunity to work with like peers in an environment that fosters critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, creativity, and high achievement.”

Skokie District 69 Definition

Advanced learners are students who demonstrate, or have the potential to demonstrate, outstanding abilities, specific academic aptitude, or creative or productive thinking when compared to peers their age. These students come with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Advanced learners require differentiated educational services beyond the standard curriculum in order to grow to their full potential.

Multi-Year Implementation Plan

Spring 2017

Overview of TSCG at Madison and Edison

Implementation of Total School Cluster Grouping placement for fall 2017 in grades first through fifth

Utilize revised identification practices in grades 6th-8th grades

Summer 2017

Begin 6th-8th Grade Advanced Class Curriculum Mapping

Gifted Education Seminar Professional Development

Fall 2017

Addition of ALP Curriculum Night during School Curriculum Nights

Total School Cluster Grouping Professional Development Modules for all K-5 staff

Continuation of Math Enrichment program in grades 1st through 4th

Continuation of Math Acceleration program in grades 5th through 8th

Winter 2018

District ALP Annual Program Review

Summer 2018

ALP Social Emotional Curriculum Development

ALP Parent Education Support Program Development

Gifted Education Seminar Professional Development

Fall 2018

Implementation of ALP Social Emotional Curriculum

Implementation of ALP Parent Education Support Program


Yearly review of the program