Paraprofessionals are the unsung heroes when it comes to special education. At Alpha School, these dedicated individuals play a pivotal role in supporting our students with special needs. Their contribution is invaluable in assisting students with their day-to-day activities, ensuring they receive a comprehensive educational experience tailored to their unique needs. This article sheds light on the integral role paraprofessionals play at Alpha School and how they enhance
Welcome to Alpha School
Since 1980, we have provided educational, vocational, and support services for students with special needs in Ocean, Monmouth, Burlington, Mercer, and other surrounding counties.
We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing educational environment for special needs students ages 5-12 with various challenges. Our programs provide support in social skills, life skills, transition, and a range of therapy services (OT, PT, ST Counseling, and BCBA). In addition, we use a variety of technology tools to better serve our students' success.
The mission of Alpha School in Jackson, New Jersey is to provide a safe and nurturing educational environment dedicated to the vision that individuals with disabling conditions are entitled to a full and meaningful life. The school seeks to empower each student with skills for life, work and recreation, believing that every individual possesses the dignity and potential to contribute to a better world.
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Featured Alpha School Parent Testimonial
We are happy to share with you a parent’s perspective on their experience with Alpha School of Jackson, NJ.
For Child Study Team Members
At Alpha School, we understand the complexities and challenges when finding the best fit for your student that satisfies both the child’s needs and IEP goals, but also the support a parent needs to be part of our family with the goal of ensuring growth and achievements for your challenging student.
Click below to download a quick fact sheet that can help you familiarize yourself with our diverse and comprehensive programs.
STEM and Technology
Technological supports utilized at Alpha School include our STEM Lab, white boards with mimeo systems, computers, Ipads, personal and classroom FM systems, and “Alphabot” our personal robot!
Since we moved, a new video is in the planning phase
We look forward to sharing with you the highlights of our new location at 935 Bennetts Mills Road in Jackson, New Jersey. In the meantime, please feel free to browse the rest of our website, see the Alpha School Fact Sheet above, and contact us with any additional questions or to request a tour.
Our 2019 tour was filmed at our previous location in Jackson. Our 2019 video tour still provides you with an overview of Academic programs, Behavioral and Mental Health support, Related and Support Services including our Transition and Job Training program. We will announce when the updated video is available.
Alpha School's Garden Program was featured on Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station in 2021.
Here at Alpha School, we are proud of our continued Garden Program, which has enlightened our students on the scientific knowledge and the social, physical, emotional, and mental benefits of gardening. Read more about this in our featured article Benefits of Gardening in Special Needs Population.
Since its inception in 1980, the Alpha School has welcomed hundreds of children through our doors with open arms. We accept children ranging in age from five to twenty-one with various disabilities including autism, down’s syndrome, communication, learning and social and emotional disabilities. We work with each child as an individual with their own unique areas of strength and areas that require special attention.
– John Gonzalez, Principal at Alpha School, Jackson, NJ