The Harvest ALPS Program

Starting on Feb 1st, 2018, there is an ALPS program that meets every Thursday for an hour after school from 3:30 to 4:30 in classroom C-3. The goal of this program is to provide a time for students to learn outside the classroom and be able to experiment with technology such as 3D printing, basic coding, and building video games.

I interviewed Kyle Hadeler, an eighth-grade student, and participant in the ALPS program. He said that the program wasn’t exactly what he expected it to be.

“I was hoping to learn something new but that wasn’t exactly what I found in the program. I already knew most of what they were teaching so it wasn’t that much of an educational experience.” He also said that he went into the program hoping to find some more information about animation.

There are currently about 15 students involved in this program. The majority of the sixth or seventh graders with a few eighth graders mixed in.