When you have the right education and mindset, you can make more dreams come true. Set and meet ambitious goals, starting with high academic expectations.
From teachers to coaches and staff, you’re surrounded by people who are passionate about helping you reach your goals and who want to make sure you’re prepared for independent success in college. Whatever grade you’re in, you’ll participate in an age-appropriate version of Personalized Leadership Training (PLT). This unique program for social-emotional learning helps you solve problems on your own and gives you the confidence to advocate for yourself. By the end of 8th grade, you’ll have taken on a significant leadership role with your peers, from holding office to actually running the class.
We expect you to achieve your dreams. We expect you to set and reach ambitious goals both inside and outside of the classroom. We’ll hold you accountable toward reaching each milestone and will provide the engaging educational environment and supportive relationships to put and keep you on the right path.
Everyone has a unique set of strengths and a preferred way of learning. Every day you’ll experience multiple ways of learning each subject. We also use data-based instruction, letting you do a quick daily check-in electronically. This lets your teachers understand your performance in real-time so they can make sure you fully understand the subject -and make any adjustments- before moving on.
You’ll get your own Chromebook, starting in Kindergarten. Throughout your K-12 education, you’ll have access to customized computer programs that give you individualized levels of instruction. You also get have access to 2 years of computer science, where you learn today’s most relevant computer skills.
Engaged parents are the core of Alpha’s community. Our focus on building supportive relationships means working closely with families year-round and encouraging parents to advocate for their children. We also offer parents free classes in Technology and English as a foreign language (EFL) at The Parent Center, a dedicated space for parents that’s run by one of Alpha’s founding moms.
Through the Personalized Leadership Training program, students learn both fitness and leadership skills through collaborative physical activities such as boxing and dodgeball. Students develop their social-emotional skills through an innovative and hands-on approach that gives them the opportunity to take ownership of their classes by leading group activities and debriefs, mentoring, as well as assessing and teaching their peers.
“PLT (Personal Leadership Training) changed my life. It turned me from a trouble maker into a top leader.”
“We learn to advocate for ourselves. Students play a huge part in how the school runs. For example, I was involved in the teacher interviews and got to have input on choosing my own teachers.”
“I see a difference. The classrooms are smaller and the teachers are more engaged.”