Alpha's Story

Schools Created to Serve East San José

In 2010, local parents came together in pursuit of an excellent school for their students. The result was Alpha.

Alpha Public Schools is a network of four public charter schools committed to providing access to an outstanding education. An Alpha education prepares students in TK-12th grade for success in college and career.


Alpha Was Founded


Students Enrolled


Alumni and Growing


We believe that all children have a fundamental right to an excellent education.

Alpha Public Schools will ensure that all of our scholars develop the academic skills and leadership habits required to succeed in college and to live with integrity.


Students from underserved communities are prepared to compete successfully on life’s uneven playing field—to struggle, to overcome, and to thrive.


Celebrating More Than a Decade
of Learning in East San José

  • 2010
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2022
  • 2023

Engaging Education for All

Alpha’s schools put students on the path to success—from transitional kindergarten to college. We do this by creating an engaging educational environment with high academic expectations, fostering collaborative relationships between students and teachers, and leveraging data to differentiate instruction that meets students’ needs.

Alpha: Cornerstone Academy Preparatory School
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Alpha: Blanca Alvarado School
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Alpha: José Hernández School
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Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School
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Building a Community of Excellence

Alpha’s leadership is committed to ensuring all students get the opportunities and education that translate to a life of integrity and success. Meet our leadership team and the members of our board. All board meetings are open to the public; you’re welcome to join us.