Regular Education Classroom
At the elementary level, teachers in the regular education classrooms employ different strategies to meet the educational needs of the learners. Strategies depend upon the goals for the group and needs of the learners. Some strategies include: cluster grouping where students with similar academic needs learn together for a specific subject area; differentiation which can affect materials, format, or rate of instruction; curriculum enrichment for students who demonstrate the need for additional challenge on a particular standard; and grade level math acceleration for students who demonstrate understanding of the standards within their current grade.
Alternative Learning Program for Students
The Alternative Learning Program for Students (ALPS) is designed to meet the unique educational needs of academically talented students in Grades 3, 4 and 5. ALPS provides classroom interaction with similar learning peers and employs the learning strategies as described above for other classrooms in Northville Public Schools. See Elementary Programs for additional information.