Alpha Public Schools is a network of public charter TK-12 schools that aims to put scholars on the path to college success – and keep them there. All Alpha students will develop not only the knowledge, but also the skills and character traits they will need to succeed in college and career.
Founded in 2010 by a dedicated, experienced team that has achieved extraordinary academic results with students in other low-income urban communities, Alpha was created in response to overwhelming community and parent demand in the San Francisco Bay Area. In fall 2012, we opened our first school, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado School in east San Jose, California. The school serves grades 5-8. In fall 2014, we opened our second school, Alpha: Jose Hernandez School, and in 2015 we opened our first high school, Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School. In 2016, we joined forces with the highly acclaimed Cornerstone Academy that serves grades K-8. At the beginning of 2019, we are excited to announce that both Alpha: Blanca Alvarado and Alpha: Jose Hernandez will serve TK/K.
Alpha is critical about using data to improve performance, empower great teachers, and to ensure that our scholars are receiving the best instruction that fits their needs. Alpha is supported by a range of local organizations, national foundations, and educational advisors who believe in Alpha’s pioneering new approach to public education.