Alpha: Alumni Success

Because an Alpha Education Doesn’t End at Graduation

Alpha was built on the idea that all young people have a fundamental right to an excellent education. As a collective — staff, teachers, families, and community members — we prepare students academically and guide them in building character habits. We make sure students develop what’s needed to succeed in college and thrive in life. 

1
North Star

To ensure that 75% of Alpha alumni graduate from a four-year college within six years of high school graduation

543
Alumni and Growing

Students who graduated from Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School

90%
First Generation College Students

Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School alumni who move on to higher education

2015
Alpha: Cindy Avitia Opened

As a college preparatory high school

80%
College Matriculation Rate

Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School alumni who enroll in college the Fall following graduation

50+
Colleges and Universities

Around the country where you’ll find Alpha alumni

Alumni Success

Helping Alpha Grads Complete College

The Alpha: Alumni Success team includes:
Alumni Advisors (full time program staff) and College Mentors (part-time peer staff).

Alumni Advisors

Once students graduate from Alpha, they can count on Alumni Advisors to support their transition to college and career. Throughout their college experience, students can turn to their Alumni Advisors for counseling, whether that’s making connections or getting some heart-felt encouragement.

College Mentors

College Mentors are Alpha alumni who are, themselves, enrolled in college, and provide mentorship and support to their peers who may be less far along in their college journeys.

Alpha: Alumni Success Program Services Include

Individual check-ins on
college campuses
Hands-on support with financial aid applications
Drop-in study hours and office hour support
Weekly connections to scholarship opportunities
Connections to volunteer/
work opportunities
Near-peer
mentoring
WAYS TO GIVE

Support Alpha: Alumni Success

Although Alpha Public Schools is a publicly funded school system, this funding does not support Alpha: Alumni Success. We partner with generous friends to provide the resources our scholars need for college and career success—because an Alpha education doesn’t end at graduation.

Last Dollar Scholarships

Financial assistance for Alpha alumni enrolled in college who may fall on unexpected hard times and need a grant to help them through the crisis.

Alpha: College & Career Transition

A gift will enable Alpha to give our juniors and seniors as well as those alumni looking at continuing their college education or entering careers the opportunity to visit college campuses to learn more about majors and programs available to Alpha’s graduating scholars.

Alpha: Alumni Advisory Program

A gift to this program supports the efforts of Alpha’s alumni advisors who meet regularly with our scholars to support their transition to college and career.

Glover Scholarship

Named in honor of Alpha Public Schools’ founder, John Glover, the $1,500 Glover Scholarship is awarded annually by Alpha’s Board of Directors to the Alpha: Cindy Avitia graduate who demonstrates Civic Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Community Building.

What Our Alumni are Saying About Alpha

Get to know our Alpha alumni and hear directly from them how you can impact their future. Your support makes a difference in their college and career journey. Your donation supports their future.

Bryssa Calderon
The Alumni Success Program always checked in on me and made me feel comfortable with asking questions and reaching out for help on things like Financial Aid. My Alumni Advisor helped my transfer to San Jose State University go smoothly and helped me stay on track to graduate.
Bryssa Calderon
San Jose State University 2025,
transferred from Evergreen Valley College 2022
Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School, Class of 2019
David Coello
The Alumni Success Program has helped clarify many questions I had since I entered my first year. Because of them, I have resolved many issues and clarifications that I would have been stuck on if they weren’t present.
David Coello
San Jose State University, Class of 2027
Alpha: Cindy Avita High School, Class of 2023
Katherine Cadenas Santos
After I graduated from CAHS I had support from the Alumni Success program, the last couple of months the program has been helping me to change my major from associate degree in cosmetology to child and development psychology big change to my career but I'm happy that I have the support of my Alumni Success program staff.
Katherine Cadenas Santos
Received Cosmetology Certification in 2023
San Jose City College, Class of 2026
Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School, Class of 2022
Adrian Calderon Morales
The Alpha: Alumni Success team has been a huge help when it comes to providing a support system dedicated to helping first generation Alumni persist in their education and career goals. I have been able to count on their support when it comes to deciding what pathways to consider after college, enrolling in the right classes, and having someone to guide me through the struggles of being a first-generation college student.
Adrian Calderon Morales
San Jose State University, Class of 2026
Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School, Class of 2022
Ximena Aguilar
The Alpha: Alumni Success program helped guide me to find opportunities to feel connected to my college and apply for financial aid.
Ximena Aguilar
San Jose State University, Class of 2024
Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School, Class of 2020
David Romero Rodriguez
The Alumni Success Program has helped me through the rough patches during my academic career. When I was unsure if I wanted to continue my education, the Alumni Advisors guided me to the right path. With their support, I decided to pursue and get on the right path to finish my education.
David Romero Rodriguez
San Jose State University, Class of 2026
Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School, Class of 2022
Lizeth Valencia Arreola
The Alumni Success Program has helped me so much with my California Dream Act application. They also made it super easy for me and gave me some tips to achieve my college goals.
Lizeth Valencia Arreola
San Jose City College, class of 2025
Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School, Class of 2023

Alpha for Alumni

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