Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School

Thanks to overwhelming community support and parent demand, Alpha opened its first charter school campus, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School, in fall 2012 in the Alum Rock neighborhood of San Jose, California.

Led by principal Cynthia Nava and staffed by talented and energetic teachers, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado Middle School is a small, safe and tuition-free community school that serves students in grades 6-8.

We were honored to name the school after Blanca Alvarado, a longtime public official, community leader and youth advocate in Santa Clara County. As the first in her family and community to assume public office, Blanca Alvarado’s leadership provides great inspiration for our students — many of whom will be the first in their families to attend college and pave the way for their own families and communities.

WANT TO LEARN MORE? Contact Ms. Gutierrez by email at or by phone at (408) 455-1223.

READY TO APPLY? We’re accepting applications for grades 6, 7, and 8 for the 2017-2018 school year. Read more about the application process and download an application on our Attend Alpha page.

LCAP 2017-2018: Click here to download the PDF of the goals of the Local Control Plan and Fiscal Responsibility.

ADDRESS: 1601 Cunningham Ave. San Jose, CA 95122