It is Meany's description of their Advanced Learning Program. Please, please read this. Nevermind the obvious typos, this is what people have been asking for.
This is what I was thinking of when I posted a comment to the thread that Stephanie Jones started, Hidden Gems and Community Cohorts.
I think it might be different if a school could articulately describe their ALO and how - exactly - it delivers a rigorous, accelerated curriculum to select students in an inclusive environment. I think it might be different if the District would review these programs for quality and efficacy (as they promised to do when they created ALOs). I think it would be different if there was data to support the contention that their program works. Right now, there is none of that. Not at Meany, not anywhere.
Well Meany has certainly done their part. Here is a clear description of what the program is supposed to do and how the program is supposed to work. I can easily imagine a student or family member using this as their expectations for the program and the assignments - in frequency, type, challenge and content. While it is true that the District has failed utterly to review advanced learning programs for quality and efficacy, but the lack a meaningful certification doesn't mean that some of them aren't good.
In contrast, let me offer also the program description for Spectrum at West Seattle Elementary, the long but meaningless description of the ALO program at Blaine, and the simple fact that there are no program descriptions for any of the APP schools.
Again, I cannot say enough how delighted I am by this description of the program and the commitment by the staff, administration, and community at Meany.