Garran has a significant number of high performing students across classes across the school. One structure to support students is the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). This structure primarily supports students in literacy and the humanities, and other school structures are in place to differentiate student needs in mathematics via Learning Enrichment.
The ALP was established in 1997 as a way of catering for the needs of gifted students. It is for students who have been identified through the school’s assessment procedures and is a dynamic program that is continually modified to suit the needs of individual students. The ALP provides:
- A differentiated curriculum which allows students to work to potential at their appropriate levels
- Opportunities to develop special interest areas in depth through various activities
- Independent learning on an individual basis
- Limited repetitious work so that students begin their programs from what they know and progress from that point of learning
- A stimulating and rigorous learning environment where students with similar interests and learning styles
A comprehensive process requiring preparation time to administer the testing procedures is required to identify the suitability of students for the program. The testing process takes place in term 3 of the school year, so that enough time may be devoted to accurately identify suitable students for this style of learning.
Please contact the school if you would like more information about the Accelerated Learning Program or the suitability of your child for this approach to learning.