ALP – Accelerated learning program homepage

Welcome to the website for the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) at the Community College of Baltimore County. ALP is a co-requisite model for developmental writing that began as a faculty initiative in 2007. Since that time, ALP has consistently produced dramatic improvements in student success rates and has demonstrated that it can be scaled up. The success of ALP is not limited to CCBC. More than 300 schools around the country have adopted/adapted ALP, and six states have launched wide-scale ALP adoptions: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, and Virginia. Our website offers information for those of you interested in knowing more about the program, wanting some help with starting up and scaling up an ALP initiative at your school, or looking for classroom materials for ALP classes. Explore the site and contact us if you have questions or would like to know more about our consultation services. Thanks for your interest in ALP.

Recent News

CADE 2019 Registration


Register now for CADE 2019!

CADE 2019 will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Wednesday June 5th – Friday June 7th.

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CADE 2019 Hotel


CADE 2019 will be held at the beautiful San Diego’s Grand Hyatt Hotel.

The cut off date to make reservations at the CADE2019 price is May 14, 2019.

Hotel registration

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CADE 2019 Schedule


Wednesday, June 05 Time Event Presenters Location PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Nuts and Bolts of ALP (Plus Data!)

Dr. Haleh Azimi and Professor Elsbeth Mantler are the current Co-directors of ALP, and Patrick Kelleher is the Director of Research and Planning at The Community College of Baltimore County.

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CADE 2019 Plenary Speakers

CADE 2019 Plenery Speakers

CADE 2019 Plenary Speakers will be Erica Buddington and Pamela Burdman.

Erica Buddington

Erica Buddington (@ericabuddington) is a culture curator that designs culturally relevant curriculum, writes and performs work that reflects the diaspora, and is passionate about defying and decolonizing the status quo.

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CADE 2019 Announced!


CADE 2019 will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Wednesday June 5th – Friday June 7th. More details coming soon!

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Thank you from CADE 2018!


We want to thank all the hard working folks who helped make CADE 2018 a success! We hope you got as much from the conference as we did in hosting it.
Click here for conference presentations.

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Flint, MI

School size: 10,0000 – 20,000
ALP started September 2, 2013
Currently offering 3 sections

Lawrenceville, GA

School size: 0 – 5000
ALP started August 20, 2012
Currently offering 2 sections

Spotlight on ALP Schools