Advanced Learner Programs (ALPs) Pre-K-8

  • ALPs Logo AACPS Advanced Learning Programs Pre-K to grade 8 with blue mountains in the background.

    The ALPs office supports administrators and teachers in recognizing and challenging student potential and advanced learning capabilities. To meet the differences of the student population, as well as the unique stages of development, the ALPs office delivers service through three distinct areas:



    • Pre-K-Grade 2
    • Grades 3-5
    • Grades 6-8


    Within each of these areas, the ALPs office addresses two vital needs:

    • Recognizing and documenting the potential of students
    • Providing appropriate levels of challenge based on student need and/or identification


  • Don Counts
    Coordinator for Pre-K-12 Advanced Learning

    Melanie Carter
    Primary Talent Development Teacher Specialist (Pre-K-2)

    Michele DiGiulian
    Advanced Learner Programs Teacher Specialist (3-8)