Grip Tape Challenge Winners Each Receive $500

Submitted by amy.ewell on Thu, 06/09/2022 - 18:15

10 ALC CAPS students were recently selected to participate in the GripTape Learning Challenge in Mrs. Ewell's Business & Media Production Capstone class.  Students were awarded $500 each to pursue something they're passionate about learning.  Students will also be mentored by Griptape for a 10-week period to support them in seizing control of their own learning. 

Several students previously earned this grant including McKay Ewell (4k drone) and Akaysha Murphy (cosmetology supplies).  In total our Business CAPS students have received $6,000 to pursue their learning!

ALC students are using their funds to pursue a variety of learning opportunities:

Amy Ewell

Nebo CTE Expo A Success For The ALC

Submitted by amy.ewell on Fri, 06/03/2022 - 11:37

Have you ever seen a sea of seventh graders? We have! The recent Nebo CTE Expo was a flurry of fun for our ALC teachers. Mr. Peery, Mrs. Hair, Mr. Harmer, Mr. Adams, Mr. Eastmond, Mr. Nielsen and Mrs. Ewell all participated to show off some of the skilled and technical courses our school has to offer.

Highlights included displays of ALC Collision painted cars, Hot Wheels giveaways all day long from Mr. Adams' automotive repair class, robotics demonstrations from our First Robotics Team, beautiful furniture and woodworking displays from Mr. Nielsen's class, and of course the Nebo Bottle CAPS soda bus serving almost 2,000 seventh graders at the event. Even Nebo School District Superintendent Rick Nielsen attended the event and sampled our soda and visited the many booths!

Ronda Hair, Aubrey Turnbow

Environmental Scientist Visits The ALC Food Truck

Submitted by amy.ewell on Sun, 05/15/2022 - 21:39

SNEAK PEEK! Our Nebo Bottle CAPS bus is nearing completion and we just hit a major milestone... WE PASSED OUR FINAL INSPECTION! We are so grateful to the Utah County Health Dept for working with our students on this bus conversion. Jay Schvaneveldt, an Environmental Health Scientist came out and spoke with our students about the importance of food safety.  He spoke to students about food safety rules and the various ways we can protect others from foodborne illnesses.  He even let one of our students test the temperature of our newly purchased sandwich top fridge!

ALC CAPS Student Designs New Nebo Online Website!

Submitted by amy.ewell on Sun, 05/01/2022 - 17:52

Nebo Online Learning Summit (NOLS) has a much-needed, new website thanks to David Wadley, our district webmaster, and Koa Graham a Nebo CAPS student at The Advanced Learning Center (ALC).  Koa, a student in the Business & Media Production CAPS class, worked closely with the NOLS team, David Wadley, and his teacher, Amy Ewell, to create a beautifully designed site for all our Nebo Online Programs. 

Mr. Wadley spent several hours working with Koa to get everything just right for the NOLS team.  Nebo Online Learning Summit (NOLS) was created to provide an academic opportunity for students who, for one reason or another, need to do all of their schooling online rather than in person.  A fully functioning, accessible website was therefore vital for the NOLS team.

Amy Ewell


Gummy Bear DNA and Education!

Submitted by amy.ewell on Sat, 03/26/2022 - 13:30

What can you do with a bag of gummy bears, some duct tape, and some skewers?

Well, ALC students in the education class and engineering CAPS class are working together to create a human masterpiece. The students are working with the Gail Halvorsen foundation to create STEM-related learning stations for elementary-aged students. This creation can be used in several ways to teach about motion, wavelengths, and DNA strands. 

The students had a great time building it and showing it off! Great work ALC students. 

Watch for additional NeboCAPS projects with the Gail Halvorsen Foundation in a coordinated effort to get their STEM bus rolling out to students across Utah County!

Ronda Hair

World of Speed ALC Field Trip

Submitted by amy.ewell on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 11:28

ALC automotive students had the opportunity to travel to the world-famous Bonneville Salt Flats to experience the World of Speed event. They were invited to attend by the UVU transportation technology department who brought their own land speed car (Bombshell Betty) to race out on the salt. While at the salt flats students had the opportunity to interact with some of the racers and see some amazing race car builds, we had the opportunity to watch them race down the salt at over 215 mph as well.  while enjoying cool swag and hotdogs thanks to UVU.Bonneville Speedway is an area of the Bonneville Salt Flats northeast of Wendover, Utah, that is marked out for motorsports.

Chris Poole, Chet Harmer