About The Alpha School
The Alpha School operates 12 hours per day, 260 days per year, serving children ages 3-12 years old. The building can accommodate 100 children at any given time. Summer programs as well as before and after school are available for school aged children.
A staff of well-trained teachers and assistants view the environment as the curriculum, thus everything is planned with the child in mind. Within the environment, the children will experience the joys of learning thorough teacher-directed experience and the freedom of choice with enriched learning activities. The Creative Curriculum is used and supplemented with Scott Foresman Reading Street Curriculum. The Creative Curriculum is a comprehensive resource for establishing and sustaining a quality preschool program. The Scott Foresman supplemental curriculum is used to provide instruction, improve oral language skills, phonological awareness, print awareness, alphabet knowledge, and comprehension. Scott Foresman is used by the district as the core reading program grades K-6. The preschool student will gain pre-literacy skills that lay foundation for the future reading success.
School Age Care
The Alpha School services include a School Age Child Care Program (SACC). The SACC is neither a baby sitting service nor activities of a regular classroom. It is a planned program of informal learning opportunities presented in a safe and relaxed environment.
Transportation to TNT Primary School and SMMS from before-school childcare will be provided by Claiborne County Board of Education. Pick up time by bus is between 7:00-7:30 a.m. Breakfast is provided by TNT or SMMS.
On regular school days SACC will operate from 5:45-7:00 a.m. Fees will be determined upon process of application. After the last day of school and summer vacation begins, SACC offers a summer program. The hours of operation are 5:45 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
The Alpha School offers classes at four off sites:
Ellen Myers Alpha School
275 Nettleton Road Harrogate, TN -- Phone: (423) 869-5000-- Jenissa Fultz, Teacher
Forge Ridge Alpha School
160 Hill Road Harrogate, TN 37752 -- Phone: (423) 869-2768 -- Diane Carnes, Teacher
Powell Valley Alpha School
255 Powell Valley School Lane Speedwell, TN 37870 -- Phone (423) 869-4659 -- Sara McNew, Teacher
Springdale Alpha School
1915 Hwy 25E South Tazewell, TN 37879 -- Phone: (423) 626-3067 -- Tina Keck, Teacher
Midway Alpha School
4411 Clouds Road New Tazewell, TN 37825 -- Phone: (423) 626-4442 -- Renee Keith, Teacher
Directions to the Alpha School