The Berlin Area School District Advanced Learning Programming and Services (ALPS) is available to all students who are ready for advanced learning opportunities. ALP supports appropriate instruction for the advanced learner by delivering effective and innovative strategies beyond the core curriculum. Operating within the Multi-tiered Framework, ALPS provides services to challenge, support and empower students to produce high quality work and to become independent lifelong learners while protecting and nurturing their unique characteristics. Throughout the district researched-based assessments and analysis are utilized to identify advanced learning needs, design programming and monitor growth. K-12 and K-5 Advanced Learning coordinators provide continuing support through instructional coaching for teachers and individualized educational coaching for students.
Math and literacy programming at Clay Lamberton provides students with a deep understanding of concepts, proficiency with skills and the ability to solve novel and complex problems. At Clay Lamberton all students are given the opportunity to participate in an innovative and engaging science program along with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. This programming encourages students to use their problem solving, creativity, teamwork and higher-order thinking skills to complete hands-on activities. Clay Lamberton students also utilizes personalized learning, flexible grouping, flexible pacing based on reasoning abilities, social/emotional needs and mastery of a given subject matter or skill.
At Berlin Middle School all students are given opportunities for enrichment through their elective courses. Rube Goldberg and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) courses focus on nurturing creativity, problem solving and teamwork. Our math curriculum along with online extensions provides students with personalized math instruction based on their individual strengths and areas for growth. In all subject areas, students are provided opportunities for enrichment and advancement through individualized advanced learning plans, online and blended challenge courses and special programming opportunities.
Berlin High School provides continued opportunities for growth with advanced learning plans and individualized programming. Berlin High School has a diverse selection of elective opportunities and Honors, CAPP and TCC courses for all students in all academic areas. ALPS assists students in utilizing these electives to personalize instruction based on student interest, college and career goals. Additionally, ALPS provides opportunities for a deeper and richer educational experience through academic and career competitions and camps, job shadows, mentorships, Youth Apprenticeships, and Early College Credit.