Alpha Learning Academy - The Preparatory School of Saint Mark AME Church
With a strong commitment to scholastic achievement, our students participate in the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) assessment to ensure grade level academic performance designed to meet Florida Sunshine State Standards. The Alpha Learning Academy is accredited by the National Private Schools Accreditation Alliance (NPSAA) and is an active member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ASCI). Though these affiliations, our faculty have access to the professional tools necessary to bring best practices in teaching and student learning strategies to our classroom environment.
Student success as a core value is a significant part our instructional model. Our faculty are dedicated to fostering partnerships with parents to ensure that all students are provided the best possible opportunity to learn.
Parents play a vital role in the academic success of their students, and our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) Organization is active in planning enrichment and fundraising activities to support learning. The Alpha Learning Academy’s extended day program provides an opportunity for students to experience a structured before/after school environment for curricular as well as extra-curricular activities.
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The school calendar for Alpha Learning Academy is found on our website, under upcoming events or on page 2 of the school handbook. The school calendar is also published with all admission and re-admission packets.
School begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Any student arriving to school after 8:35 a.m. is considered tardy. Classes are dismissed at 2:45 p.m. on all school days, except Wednesday, when classes are dismissed at 1:45 p.m. Faculty and Staff hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students not participating in our Extended Day Care should not arrive to school any earlier than 8:15 a.m. All students must be picked up no later than 3:00 p.m. on school days, except on Wednesdays, when students should be picked up no later than 2:00 p.m.
*Students who arrive to school prior to 8:15 a.m. or who are picked up after 3:00 p.m. (after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays) will be charged for extended day services ($15 per day). It is reasonable to expect that this fee will be paid at the time of pick up.
Cost of Attendance
All students offered admission to the Alpha Learning Academy are responsible for tuition, book and enrollment fees. Total cost of attendance may be subject to increase bi-annually. Below are billing terms and definitions:
- Yearly Tuition: The amount charged for academic instruction.
- Application Fee: Fee charged for all New applications to Alpha Learning Academy. The fee is non-refundable.
- Enrollment Deposit: Administrative fee for record set-up costs associated with a new academic year. Paid upon submitting the enrollment contract & is non-refundable.
- Book Fee: Fee charged for books and copyright materials utilized in classroom instruction. The fee is non-refundable upon ordering of materials.
- Standardized Testing Fee: Charges associated with materials utilized for benchmark testing. The fee is non-refundable upon ordering of testing supplies.
Step Up for Students
The Alpha Learning Academy is a proud participant in the “Step up for Children” Scholarship program and the McKay Scholarship Program; both are annual scholarships which require a new application each year.
The Tri-Alpha Scholarship is awarded to assist families with remaining cost of attendance after all other applicable scholarships and grants have been applied. All enrolled students are reviewed and considered for the scholarship based on available funds and a families’ remaining cost of attendance obligations. *Tri-Alpha scholarship awards will vary every year based on available funds.