Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) | Butler Community College

Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

Learn Writing in a Fun, Easy-to-Digest Approach

If English isn’t your best subject, we offer a refreshing and challenging approach to beginning writing classes, the Accelerated Learning Program or ALP. If you commit yourself to ALP, you can move through developmental writing classes quickly and successfully. Your instructors are specially trained in teaching methods and help support your academic career. You’ll be surrounded by peers, informed by contemporary readings and stimulated by college work.

ALP is a proven approach to developmental writing. Nationally, ALP is considered one of the most effective learning models in developmental English. The program, which has helped thousands of students, was developed at the Community College of Baltimore County in Maryland. 

Butler learned about this dynamic, new approach and brought it to Kansas. Since its inception at Butler, research has documented that ALP students pass their classes at higher rates than conventional English students at the same levels.  

Some ALP Basics

  • ALP students enroll in the English class in which they place into, as well as the next English class in the sequence.  
  • ALP classes and English Comp 1 classes meet back-to-back and are taught by the same teacher.
  • Financial Aid  regulations apply.

NEWS about ALP:

When freshman Tanner Bonham started at Butler Community College he wasn’t sure what he was going to major in, let alone what he was going to do after college. At registration, his advisor told him he needed to take developmental....Read more