Adaptive Physical Education

The overall health, fitness level and physical growth of the students are the focus of the adaptive physical education program. Age and skill level appropriate goals are developed utilizing a wide variety of equipment, progressions, and activities. Intramural sports include: soccer, basketball, floor hockey, and softball. We also have a monthly swim program and Tournament of Champions Bowling and Bocce teams.

Intramural sports include:

  • Soccer, Softball, Basketball
  • Track
  • Floor Hockey

  • Swim Program
  • Tournament of Champions Bowling Program

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Health Education

Our Health Education program was developed in conjunction with our Adaptive Physical Education program. The Health program focuses on self-care, good hygiene practices, healthy eating, self-advocacy and how to acquire the proper medical assistance, or other help if needed. The health curriculum was developed based on the age groups and level of the various classrooms at Alpha School, as well as individual needs within each classroom.

Artist in Residence

Art Inspiration is the key for every artistic work produced in an Alpha Art class. Each student is given the opportunity to create their own style and use art as a means of expression. The program features: exposure to different art styles, principles, techniques, annual art exhibits at various community settings, artwork featured at local museums, and participation in art contests sponsored by local community agencies.

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View our award winning documentary “I Am An Artist”.

The Alpha School Art Program was featured in the heartwarming documentary “I Am An Artist”. This award winning film documentary is about how art can transform a child with a variety of disabilities, to an artist having their creations in a gallery.

 

Drama Program

Alpha School’s Drama Program is directed by Ms. Colleen Finnegan and her group at Enspirited Projects. Students are encouraged to unleash their creativity in Drama class by acting out scenes, developing personalized plays or vignettes, and participating in our spring and holiday school-wide shows. Please enjoy a short video produced by Enspirited featuring some of our students called, “The Skunk!” on this site.

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Music Therapy

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship. Through Music Therapy group and individual sessions, the therapist can address development in cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional and social skills. Music therapy can also facilitate development in communication and sensorimotor skills. Some of the interventions that used are music listening, singing, song recreation, song writing, instrumental improvisation, and movement.

Music Services offered at Alpha School include:

  • Group Music Therapy
  • Individual Music Therapy
  • Adaptive Piano and Guitar Lessons

  • Hand bell Choir
  • Chorus
  • Elementary Rhythm Band

In addition a strong emphasis is placed on self-expression through participation in a variety of highly motivating activities which enhance social skill development through: school-wide performances featuring students’ unique talents, individualized instrumental and vocal instruction, and choreography and movement.

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