September 2021

UCAW Week October 4-8th at the Advanced Learning Center

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 09/29/2021 - 10:16


UCAW week is the week of October 5-7 th.   It is such a fun, planned week for the seniors. Ms. Grant goes to a lot of work to help the seniors be aware and also apply to the colleges the seniors may want to apply for.

The counselor will be going into the English classes of all the seniors to help students apply for colleges.  If your senior is not in our ALC ENGL 1010 course, they will be participating in Utah College Application week back at their home high school either this week or next week.

Shelley Heaton


Wet Mount Lab in Forensic Science

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 09/22/2021 - 13:37

Have you ever wondered what a bug looks like magnified? Today in Medical Forensics students learned to use microscopes to see just that. 

They learned to use their microscope by looking at bugs.  Wings, legs, bodies, heads, and eyes. 

Bugs were brought in by students and then the students chose which body part they wanted to look at and prepared a slide for the microscope.  The bug was viewed on three different magnifications, and students took pictures and were asked to draw what they saw. 

Shelley Heaton, Suzette Hartvigsen

Nebo Superintendent Visits The Advanced Learning Center

Submitted by amy.ewell on Fri, 09/17/2021 - 14:54

The Advanced Learning Center was delighted to welcome Rick Nielsen, the Nebo School District Superintendent, this week.  Mr. Nielsen toured the ALC's high-tech and modern facilities, including our new Auto Collision, Auto Repair, and Woods shops.  Mr. Nielsen is a strong supporter of career and technical education (CTE) and concurrent enrollment (CE) opportunities in a high school setting.

Ronda Hair

No Classes Held on Monday

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Thu, 09/16/2021 - 14:05

Just wanted to remind students that there are no classes being held at the Advanced Learning Center on Monday, September 20th in accordance with Teacher Development Day.

Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 21 st, and it will be an "A" day.

Please Note: If you have UVU live interactive classes, they are still being held as usual on Monday.

Shelley Heaton


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.

Chris Poole, Chet Harmer


Submitted by shelley.heaton on Wed, 09/15/2021 - 10:59

Students at the ALC are learning about Atoms, Photons, Isotopes, Electrons, Orbital Sets, Periodic Table of Elements, Chemical Reactions, and the Anatomage table today.  How many neutrons, how many protons?  No one knows until they complete the lab.  Why can a student drop water onto a penny with a micropipette and the water does not spread, and how do I build an atom with snatoms are all questions students answered in this Chemistry lab for Anatomy and Physiology.  On the Anatomage table, students learned how to make cuts on the cadavers to see organs.  These students are showing just how

Shelley Heaton, Suzette Hartvigsen

Nebo School District Offers Love and Logic Parenting Workshop

Submitted by shelley.heaton on Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:14

Nebo School District in partnership with Spanish Fork City presents a virtual Love and Logic Parenting Workshop.

“There's a lot of advice out there on how to raise your kids – some better than others. ‘Love and Logic’ is a favorite of therapists, family life educators, teachers, principals, and most importantly parents. It is practical, easy to learn, and really effective! Come and enjoy this fun, upbeat, and informative workshop full of useful tips!” – Jonathan Sherman, LMFT, Family Therapist and Parent Educator

Lana Hiskey


Submitted by shelley.heaton on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 22:22

On September 11, 2001, almost 3,000 people lost their lives during the attacks at the Twin Towers (2,753 lives lost), Pentagon (184 lives lost), and aboard United Airlines Flight 93 (40 lives lost). At 8:46 a.m. ET, American Airlines Flight 11 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) hit the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. At 9:03 a.m. ET, United Airlines Flight 175 (traveling from Boston to Los Angeles) hit the south tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. At 9:37 a.m.

Shelley Heaton

ALC Engineering Feat - Geodesic Dome Construction

Submitted by amy.ewell on Fri, 09/10/2021 - 16:01

I DOME CARE - I LOVE IT!  Mr. Barlow's Engineering classes learned about geodesic domes and structural engineering today at the ALC.  This activity shows how paper built into a dome can create a strong structure that can carry heavy weights.  This dome held 15 lbs in the center!

The ALC offers several exciting engineering courses including: