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|School district||Magnolia Independent School District|
The ALPHA program is a learning program. It allows an alternative route to graduation for students who have not been successful in the traditional setting. The program is not intended for students with discipline problems. Opportunities are offered for students to complete the appropriate credits for graduation. Teacher assisted and technology-driven programs are available for credit recovery. In addition, classes for acceleration and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (Taks) remediation are available.
- Provide students with innovative and flexible opportunities for achieving success while earning a high school diploma.
- Provide a setting that gives the student an opportunity to develop a positive self-concept through achieving success.
ALPHA Academy is an accelerated learning program, servicing students who have not been successful or have faced challenges in the traditional school setting. The mission of ALPHA Academy is to provide a learning experience that is student centered, nurturing and supportive, academically comprehensive, educationally sensitive to the varied learning styles of all students, as they complete the requirements for their high school diploma.
At ALPHA Academy envisions a small school, with a family-like atmosphere. The structure of the program allows the students who attend to re-evaluate themselves and their goals through flexible scheduling, which lends itself to respect individual diversity thus creating a viable option for students who might otherwise drop out. This environment also allows students to be individually creative in their endeavors, while holding them accountable for their own learning experiences as they meet state standards. With small class sizes and a comfortable setting, ALPHA continues to provide a fresh start for students who feel overwhelmed or lost in a traditional high school setting.