Mission Accomplished & New Goals Set

Our three commitments to families (love of school, 2x learning, and life skills) headline every year. However, one specific goal last year was to increase academic rigor while maintaining a love of school. Mission accomplished: 98% of our students reported “loving school” even as they completed twice the academic work they did the previous year. Furthermore, year-to-year MAP testing provided clear evidence that our adaptive app-driven model leads to increased academic growth and achievement.

By May 2019, Alpha swelled past 80 students and did so with a staff comprised of 75% newcomers. Here are some highlights covering what we have learned and where we are going:

  • Focused work for 25 minutes per subject per day produces strong MAP growth and achievement scores.

To share the full list of learnings, I’d have to write a novel. Learning leads to new questions. Some of them are large: How do we best teach kids to consistently strive for excellence? Some of them are smaller: How do we get kids to come to school with a water bottle? (Yes — that is a hint!)

We’re hard at work using what we learned in the past year to continue to deliver on our goal of building the best, most innovative educational program.

K-12 private school serving students in Austin, Texas. We are a community that believes that success lies in hard work and innovation. www.alpha.school

K-12 private school serving students in Austin, Texas. We are a community that believes that success lies in hard work and innovation. www.alpha.school