Welcome to the Alpha School
The Alpha School is truly a unique environment for children
with special needs. Each child is accepted as an individual
with their own unique areas of strength and areas that require
Our certified teachers, therapists and assistants are very committed to their work at Alpha School. We have very little turnover of staff. Our gym and art teacher have been with us
for over twenty five years. The average length of time that our teaching staff has been working with us is 10 years. There are
a large number of assistants who have worked with us for more than 15 years. This consistency and continuity of our dedicated employees allows our students to work with staff who have developed a high degree of expertise in all areas of special education
The best way to introduce you to our school is to give you some
of the words that our parents use to describe their child’s school. They use words like inviting, relaxed, secure, friendly, caring, warm, nurturing, family oriented, comforting, organized, welcoming, professional, positive, happy, up lifting and supportive. There is no other way to say it better than that.
Principal, Alpha School
View our award winning documentary titled I am an artist. This preview represents the heartwarming documentary about how art can transform a child with a variety of disabilites, to an artist having their creations in a gallery.
Our High School student have won the Champion Award for the Hunger Challenge , that is run by the Monmouth Ocean Food Bank. This is the fourth year in a row that they have won this award. They have now been nominated for the Governor’s Cup. We are waiting to hear if they have won. It is an honor just to be nominated.
Holiday Express visited our school on December 13th for our annual holiday event. Our students and staff raised $2,000.00 for Holiday Express which we presented to Tim McLoone. He was very surprised and happy to get the money so that he can keep bringing holiday cheer to all the organizations that he visits.
Our Special Olympics Bowling Team is busy practicing for their first tournament on February 8th at Ocean Lanes. Our Bocce Team will be starting their practicing as well. The Valentine’s Day dance for our high school students is coming up soon. The Jackson Elks will be coming to our school again to sponsor a Valentine’s Day pizza party for our elementary students. These are two events that our students look forward to.
Mrs. Lisa Glassford conducted a sign language class for our staff after school. She will be doing another session in the spring. Mrs. Glassford is also working with our teachers to set up some class websites so that parents can visit them and see what is happening in their child’s classroom.
Our teachers are using a new computer program called Vizzle . The program is used for lessons and for data collection. They are really enjoying using it and our staff have been invited by the Vizzle company to do a presentation on the program to teachers from other schools.