Accelerated Learning Program

Winner of the 2016 Diana Hacker/Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) Outstanding Programs in English Award in the category of Enhancing Developmental Education


The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is for full- or part-time students who place into ENGL080 Reading/Writing II and would like to accelerate their progress by taking ENGL101 Composition I and ENGL099 Accelerated Learning Program Support. ALP的部分课程在所有三个校区都可以使用. 白天和晚上的部分都是可用的. To register for ALP, see an academic advisor.

What is ALP?

The Accelerated Learning Program is focused on students who place into ENGL080 Reading/Writing II and is intended to both accelerate their progress and improve their success by mainstreaming them into an ENGL101 Composition I class when they also take the ALP support course, ENGL099. A student who elects to participate in the ALP program is placed into a designated section of ENGL101, 由9名ALP学生和11名英语101学生组成. The 9 ALP students from two of these ALP ENGL101 sections are combined into one ENGL099 support class. All three courses (the two sections of ENGL101 and the ENGL099 section) are taught by the same instructor and are three credits. 这三个类别的单位被称为三合组. ALP课程每周在计算机实验室开一次会.



ENGL 099: 18学生:简笔画计数:2组,每组9个绿色

20 students graphic


In ALP, the support course guides students while they are taking college-level English rather than being a prerequisite for the course as ENGL080 is. To do this, ALP courses use backward design, 采取课程的目标,并结合脚手架学生需要达到它. 下面是一些在ALP类中发生的事情的例子:

  • 为101作业搭建脚手架:头脑风暴和其他写作前准备, writing workshops, draft reviews, 专注于修改和编辑活动, etc.
  • 练习和完善阅读技巧的机会,包括细读和主动阅读.
  • Opportunities to practice and refine writing skills such as organization, development, editing, etc.
  • 介绍博彩网站校区,服务,政策和程序.
  • 回答学生关于101课程或学校的问题.
  • 解决非认知问题,促进成功学生的习惯.

For more information contact

Leila M. Crawford
Associate Professor of English
(609) 343-5036


  • ALP学生节省时间:辅助课程与作文I同时进行, 因此,学生不需要在进入大学水平的工作之前进行一个发展学期.
  • ALP students save money: The developmental course and required College Skills co-requisite course are integrated into a single course. ALP uses the 101 course materials and campus resources as the course materials; there are no additional textbooks for students to buy.
  • ALP students can take program courses in their first semester: Students in the developmental course may only choose from a limited number of courses until the developmental course is completed.
  • ALP学生面临着大学水平作业的挑战,但在ALP课程中获得额外的支持.
  • ALP students receive extra time and individual instruction from their Composition I professor: The same professor teaches both Composition I and ALP, 加强ALP教学.
  • ALP students witness the benefits of the support course: Remediation takes place within the context of the college-level course, rather than prior to it.

ALP学生更有可能成功. Student success data has proven that ALP students are more likely than students taking the traditional developmental sequence to

  • pass Composition I,
  • pass Composition II,
  • 并在ALP之后的学期返回



“ALP极大地增强了我对101的信心. At the beginning, I didn't know or thought I didn't know anything about reading and writing…ALP is awesome for becoming part of the Atlantic Cape family and meeting students at similar levels…Best class ever."


"I felt more like a student at Atlantic Cape because I learned so much about not only English as a course but this college as a whole."


"I always felt like I was one step ahead of all the other kids in English 101 because of the extra work with the same professor."


Atlantic Cape's program began when English full-time faculty member Effie Russell learned about the Community College of Baltimore County's (CCBC) Accelerated Learning Program. 有关CCBC模型的信息可在 their website. 每年6月,中国教育促进会主办“加速发展教育大会”. 关于本次会议的信息可在“会议”下找到 website.

Effie Russell将CCBC模型改编为Atlantic Cape模型,开发了triad模型, where nine students from each of two Composition I courses populate a single Accelerated Learning Program class of eighteen students. 她在2012年春季试点了这个项目, and the positive results of the pilot led Atlantic Cape to begin scaling up: growing the program to include all three campuses, 向更多的学生开放课程,比如兼职学生, and training more faculty.

Who are the ALP faculty?

ALP Faculty Group Picture Photo credit - Jay Peterson





Primary Campus

Leila Crawford

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing

Ron McArthur

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing

Maryann McCall

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing

Vickie Melograno

Full-time Faculty


Cape May

Stephanie Natale-Boianelli

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing

Jay Peterson

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing/ Atlantic City

Effie Russell

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing

Richard Russell

Full-time Faculty


Mays Landing/

Atlantic City

Daymis Alicea

Academic Advisor


Mays Landing

ALP News and Events:

February 23, 2018:   全国发展教育协会会议.


Effie Russell, Professor of English, presented on Accelerated Learning: Three Models for Student Success at the National Association for Developmental Education conference in National Harbor, Maryland on February 23, 2018.The presentation discussed the advantages and challenges of three different models of acceleration: the co-requisite model, the triad model and a model that places all ALP students together in a 101 course that offers more time and support. 与会者被鼓励分享他们自己的ALP模型的挑战和回报.

February 21, 2018:   2018 DREAM Conference.

Dream 2018 ALP conference

Stephanie Natale-Boianellli, Richard Russell, and Leila Crawford made a presentation on Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at the 2018 DREAM Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on February 21, 2018. They presented Atlantic Cape’s story of adapting the ALP program and gave an overview of the triad model of acceleration as a springboard for discussion of ALP models and best practices in adapting a program. They also shared activities and assignments particularly suited to overcoming the challenges of the larger ALP class size through a focus on community building and mentoring. Dean of Liberal Studies Dr. 参加了研讨会的丹尼斯·库尔特评论说:“ALP的演讲出席率很高. The team provided a comprehensive picture of their process and reviewed data to illustrate the positive impact of their program. 观众问了很多问题,主持人都泰然自若地处理了这些问题。”.

June 13, 2017:   第二届年度ALP暑期学院


August 3, 2016:   ALP暑期学院强调教育工作者的最佳实践.


August 1, 2016:  博彩网站社区学院被评为2016年实现梦想的领导者学院. 加速学习计划在 college's profile.   在博彩网站通讯器上阅读更多内容.

April 9, 2016:  大西洋开普社区学院的加速学习项目被授予 2016 Diana Hacker/Two-Year College English Association (TYCA) Outstanding Programs in English Award. 艾菲·罗素、理查德·罗素和斯蒂芬妮·娜塔莉-博瓦内利教授前往   Two-Year College English Association Breakfast at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in Houston, TX.

Professors holding award.

December 11, 2015:  玛丽安·弗莱明-麦考尔教授, Richard Russell and Stephanie Natale-Boianelli presented on Atlantic Cape's Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at the NJ Developmental Education Summit, Dec. 11岁,就读于米德尔塞克斯郡学院. 这次活动是由新泽西州县学院学生成功中心委员会主办的.


November 18, 2015:  Professor Julianne Reinhardt took some of her ALP and ENGL101 students to Stockton University to hear Patrick J. Kennedy discuss his new book,  A Common Struggle , 是他和斯蒂芬·弗里德合著的吗, 以及他改变我们看待和治疗美国心理健康和成瘾的方式的大胆议程.