Alpha at AHB is an innovative flow of kinder and first grade across two adjoining classrooms.
Students ease into Alpha with community-building activities, including classroom agreements.
Mornings begin with circle time. Students share and discuss daily developments.
Students are grouped by ability for math. AHB’s progressive program aligns with state standards.
With small classes, teachers can lead math games and hands-on activities students enjoy.
Math Pentathlon games are incorporated. An optional after-school club participates in the annual meet.
Morning snack is a chance to reset. AHB heads outdoors whenever possible.
Language arts class is also grouped by ability. Hands-on activities and creative writing keep learning fun.
Kids enjoy some quiet time for reading every day in Alpha.
Alphas have an hour for lunch and recess. Lunch may be outdoors or in AHB’s Community Hall.
Alpha joins Beta for lunch and recess. This bridges our community, easing transitions between grades.
Alphas spend afternoons together. Themes rotate quarterly between science and history.
STEAM is incorporated into theme and is a big part of project-based learning at AHB.
Every month, a new “table team” is assigned. Students work in groups of four, building life skills and class cohesion.
Cooking is a common activity in Alpha.
Each month, the entire school walks to Shipe Park for picnicking and playtime. Parents are invited!
After each semester, parents are invited to a showcase of the students’ projects.
Before the showcase, Alpha performs poems and songs they memorized over the semester.
More Than a Good Attitude
You don’t want to gamble with your child’s education. Neither do we. Our teachers have 18 years experience on average, and 55% have advanced degrees. Teachers love AHB because of the flexible program, supportive community, and Fridays to lesson plan. Your child will love AHB because our teachers offer more than just enthusiasm: they come prepared.