Alsion Middle/high School

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Alsion Middle/high School Photo #1 - Writing requirements are considerable at Alsion.
  • Alsion offers a three year program of education especially designed to meet the academic and social needs of adolescents (ages 12 through 15.) While Alsion covers grades 7, 8, and 9, the School has the teaching expertise and resources to advance motivated students well beyond the California standards for these grade levels. Alsion's Early College program enables our students to earn two years of college credit at Ohlone College and a high school diploma from Alsion after 9th grade.

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School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students73 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
55%
State avg.: 44%
Students by GradeAlsion Middle/high School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Environmental Science, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Statistics,
Average SAT score1450
Average ACT score32
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJun. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,848
Tuition NotesTotal cost of attendance (COA) is $20,884 which includes off-site learning and materials
% on Financial Aid
4%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,400
Acceptance Rate
93%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRosemary Petersen
Admissions AssociateYvonne Chavez

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Orienteering, Speech/debate, Videography

Club or Organization:
AstroTech (astronomy,aviation,robotics.), Cooking Club, Debate/Speech, Interact Club, Journalism, Junior Solar Sprint Cars, Math Club, Phychology, Running Club, Seedling Society and Gardening, Year Book

Arts and Music Programs:
Art/Adventure, Chess, Digital Photography, Movie Appreciation and Analysis, Voice/Guita

School Notes

  • Team of four full-time and 3 part-time Master Teachers remain with the same class of students during all three years of the program.
  • Master teachers are assisted by subject matter specialists.
  • Math is taught in ability group tutorials, approximately 6 to 8 per class. Sequence is: Beginning algebra,geometry, algebra 2.
  • Science is "hands-on" and project based, taught in 2 hour blocks. Sequence: life science (7th grade),physics & chemistry (8th grade), A.P. Environmental Science (9th grade.)
  • Foreign language is Spanish taught by immersion method, 5 days per week for three years. (AP Spanish in 9th grade.)
  • Students read and discuss approximately 16 novels per year. Writing assignments are frequent. Some require multiple drafts.
  • 9th grade exit exam is California Community College Placement Exam. (Please see "Academic Performance" page on website.
  • Many intermural sports: flag football,volleyball, soccer, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, cross country.
  • Fine art, music,ceramics,creative writing.
  • Afternoon apprenticeships, community service.
  • Annual Natural History Expeditions. (See Methods and Programs" page on website.)

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We are glad you found us. People generally look for Alsion after they have first checked out all the “brand name” schools and still found something lacking. Alsion is a small school, with a full time faculty of five highly qualified teachers serving a junior high community of only 48 students. As you might expect from a school with student/teacher ratio 10 to 1, students receive more personal Historically, three out of four Alsion Early College graduates have been accepted for admission to the University of California. This is an outstanding track record for any school, regardless of its size or reputation.
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Alsion respects the individual and encourages students to embrace learning. Kids are happy here and there is not a bullying problem. They work hard at academics, teaming, partnering with others on projects, gardening and taking care of animals: chickens in our case. They can move on to Early College High School and graduate with a high school diploma and the equivalent of a 2 year degree recognized by the UC system.
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