Educational Alternative Program

  • ALPHA Center

     
    The ALPHA Center program is a voluntary prevention program for students in a school-based 4.5 program on site at Blanton Elementary School operated by Operation PAR (Parental Awareness and Responsibility), in collaboration with the Pinellas County School Board. The ALPHA Steering Committee provides direction and consultation to program staff. The ALPHA Steering Committee includes representatives from the Pinellas County School Board, Operation PAR, Inc., Juvenile Welfare Board, and the Department of Children and Families. The program seeks to serve students who are struggling academically and who would benefit from short term, but intensive counseling, and reduced class size with emphasis on small group and individual instruction. Each student is assigned an Operation PAR Prevention Specialist. Eligible students attend the program five days a week for one school year and are also eligible for the five week ALPHA Summer Bridge Program. It is essential that these children have parents who are committed to active participation. Ten parent evening workshops focusing on parenting skills training are offered throughout the school year.
    • Voluntary program
    • 4.5 grade students
    • School-based program on site at Blanton Elementary
    • Partnership with Operation PAR
    • For students who are struggling academically
    • Short-term intensive counseling
    • Reduced class size
    • Evening workshops focusing on parenting skills are required
    • Teacher or parent referral

     

ALPHA Staff

Map of ALPHA