Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 9

58 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 9 ALPHA (Alternative Learning Program for High Achievers) Services – This program is for identified gifted students. Students receive an accelerated academic program in a separate setting with a compacted general education curriculum in all content areas. Each student is given instruction at his/her appropriate level and at a pace designed to best meet individual needs. Additionally, personalized enrichment and other extension opportunities are provided in order to develop the student’s unique strengths and abilities. Students who are eligible participate in the program starting in the 3rd and 4th grades. The program is housed at Booker T. Washington Elementary. It is the only program like this offered in public schools in Kent County. ACT and ALPHA students move on to Grades 6-8, they move onto a GATE team at William Henry and Central Middle to ensure that the students continue to receive core instruction from a teacher that is certified in Gifted and Talented. Dover High School provides all students with a world class experience. Dover High school offers AP and Dual Enrollment Courses for accelerated learners. The district has broadened its services to include leveraging different forms of giftedness in areas that include the arts and music. This is not designed to detract from giftedness in the academic areas. Dover High School has garnered a stellar reputation for is performing arts academy and the ROTC air force programs that highlights the privilege of serving the local Air force base active military families living in the residential zone of the Capital School District. *In 2022, the District will open a new state of the art Interconnected Middle School that will have two separate buildings connected by a common area.