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Advanced Learner Programs and Services leverages ALL students' strengths and passions to keep them engaged in the learning process.

By developing responsive partnerships with teachers and families, ALPS supports students to go beyond surface level understanding of concepts and enhance their ability to think critically, creatively and to persevere. 


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Byrdseed is a place dedicated to differentiating instruction for high-level learners. Parents and teachers learn new ideas, share what they know, and grow as educators.

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Summit Center provides educational and psychological assessments, consultations, and treatment for children, their parents, and families. They work with all kids – including those who are gifted, those with learning challenges, and those who are both gifted and have challenges. 

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Sylvan inspires kids to thrive! Making sure learning clicks for each child isn’t always easy, but that's exactly what Sylvan does. 

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2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter is a publication about twice-exceptional children-- gifted and having learning difficulties that go by many names:  learning disabilities, learning disorders, and learning differences.  2e views the 2e child as a whole person, beyond the high IQ, the quirkiness, or the disabilities.

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Twice Exceptionality - Characteristics of 2e Children
Dr. Melanie Hayes

Thursday, March 14, 2019
NVUSD Board Room
2425 Jefferson St, Napa.

Light refreshments, Spanish Translation, and Childcare for school age children will be provided.

Dr. Melanie Hayes is a clinical and educational consultant who has made it her life’s work to help gifted and twice exceptional persons find their niche and work to their strengths. She is an expert in helping gifted/2e persons achieve their full potential.

Dr. Hayes holds a doctorate in educational leadership with a focus on giftedness and twice exceptionality. She received the Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work with 2e persons and is a past winner of Comcast’s Innovations for Entrepreneurs contest for using technology to overcome educational roadblocks with 2e students. Dr. Hayes created Big Minds, a school for 2e children that lets them learn without limits through mentoring and supporting their intellectual, social, and emotional well-being. Big Minds will also be featured in the upcoming documentary, “The G-Word.”

We hope you can join us!

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Posted 2/1/19

ALPS Back to School Night
Thursday, October 11th: 6:30-8:00pm,
NVUSD Board Room, 2425 Jefferson St. Napa.

ALPS Open House
Wednesday, April 3rd 2019. 6:00-7:30pm.
New Tech High School. 920 Yount St. Napa.


We look forward to seeing you!

Posted 8/1/18


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Contact Us

NVUSD Ed Center
2425 Jefferson St
Room 201
(707) 253-3815 x 4881

Chuck Neidhoefer
ALPS Coordinator

Brid Sarazin
ALPS Support

Carrie Strohl
Advanced Learner Specialist and Project Zone Manager

ALPS School Site Leads