Alpha International Academy Science and Technology is located at the corner of Van Buren street and south 24th Avenue. The school has adopted an enhanced traditional curriculum with a focus on the science and technology. A unique master schedule provides enrichment opportunities during the school day as well as standards and data driven opportunities for increased academic achievement for students with identified gaps in learning. Parent volunteer hours far exceed the district average for a school this size.
Breakfast and Lunch Information
Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Alpha International Academy participates in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing is available to those students who meet the guidelines. Breakfast costs $1.50 and Lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40.
Admissions Information for Parents
Immunization - It is vitally important for our incoming Kindergarten, and 1st Grade students must have the mandatory immunizations required by the state before the first day of school, August 18th. Section 1003.22 (10a) of the Florida Statutes does not allow kindergarteners to attend school with incomplete immunization documentation. Please do not call our registrar and ask for an extension. She cannot by law allow your child to attend school without the immunization paperwork from your doctor. Please contact your pediatrician to schedule an appointment or contact your local health center for a schedule of free immunizations for families that qualify.
Medication - The administering or dispensing of any medicines (including non-prescription over-the-counter) to students by employees of Alpha International Academy Science and Technology without specific written authorization by a medical doctor of the student is forbidden. If it is absolutely necessary that the child take any medication while at school, each medication must be accompanied by an Authorization for Medication Form that has been completed and signed by the child's doctor. The medication, including over the counter medication, will be kept in the main office and will be administered by certified office personnel.
School Grade - Alpha International Academy opened in the 2012-2013 with Kindergarten through second grade students. With small class sizes, the staff has been able to provide targeted instruction to students and accelerate the learning process. Last year all kindergarten students were reading on a mid-first grade level or higher when they exited kindergarten. Last year our elementary students were graded with a school grade of an F, it was painful to see however the school is implementing a new plan in to ensure the academic success of our students. Due to the number of students who participated in the FSA the school grade was based on five components versus seven components for the 2015-16 FSA school grade.
Our school grade from the Florida Department of Education for the 2015 16 school year is an F You can find this along with information about our Annual Measureable Objectives by visiting http://schoolgrades.fldoe.org/
Teacher Certification - All teachers at Alpha International Academy are certified instructors in their area of expertise. Moreover, great emphasis is placed on teacher training and giving our instructors the opportunity for professional growth. 70% of the faculty has a master’s degree or higher. Teacher training is paramount providing instruction with the most current technology and instructional tools available.