KILLINGLY ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM for STUDENTS
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ALTERNATIVE LEARNING PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The Alternative Learning Program for Students (ALPS) offers a unique opportunity for students seeking a change in their current educational program. ALPS helps students facilitate new ways of approaching their learning in a supportive, hands-on environment while still enabling them to pursue a Killingly High School diploma.
The program provides a smaller, more personalized approach in the context of an off-campus location. Staffing consists of two teacher-advisors and an instructional assistant, all whom are committed to promoting student success. Enrollment is limited twenty students from Grades Nine through Twelve and the small student-to-teacher ratio is intended to guarantee that each student's educational program is as individualized as possible. Crucial to this "one student at a time" philosophy is the program's emphasis on identifying and capitalizing on the personal interests and abilities of each student. "Relationships, relevance, and rigor" are central to preparing students for success in post-secondary educational and employment opportunities, and students are encouraged to apply new learning, knowledge, and skills to real-life situations.
There is strong emphasis on performance at ALPS. The general curricula of Killingly High School are followed with special modifications to meet Big Picture Learning Goals and objectives. All Alternative Program students meet all credit requirements for a Killingly High School diploma, as well as completion of PGRs