Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a sampling of some of the most common questions that come up during an initial visit to Alpha School.
In addition some of these questions come up upon the students’ acceptance into our school. If you should have any further questions please call us at 732-370-1150.
Our school day is 8:00am to 3:00pm for staff and 8:30am to 2:30pm for students.
During the school year, from September to June, an extended day Social Skills program runs until 4:00pm Mondays through Thursdays for students and families that opt to participate.
The staff to student ratio in most classes is under 2:1. This is determined by the class size and the needs of the students in each class. Each class is led by the lead teacher and supported by paraprofessionals.
We practice CPI, Crisis Prevention and Intervention. All staff is trained on de-escalation strategies.
All teachers and therapists are NJ State certified.
Class sizes are determined by age and needs of students. Classes can range to as many as 10-12 students. Presently class sizes range from 5-7 students.
Classroom observations can be arranged by appointment.
Sessions are typically 25-30 minutes.
Therapies occur both individually as well as group. Groups occur in small settings or as push-ins into the classroom.
Transportation is provided and arranged by the sending district.
Parents/guardians can communicate with staff through multiple means and what their preference is. Phone, email, notebook/communication log, and/or ClassDojo application.
A child’s acceptance will be determined based on an intake visit to the school and in collaboration with the sending district and family. Acceptance will be based on Alpha School being an appropriate fit as agreed upon by all parties.
Once accepted a new student can begin as soon as approved by the sending district and transportation can be arranged.