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The ALPHA Center

Academic Learning Place for Higher Achievement (ALPHA)

DSHA's ALPHA Center is inspired by university academic centers. The purpose of this structure at DSHA is rooted in a student-centered purpose and vision: to create an environment that provides an enriching community for scholars.

ALPHA focuses on individualized assistance in science, math and English by offering one-on-one instruction from DSHA faculty daily. From their first freshman English paper to their last BC Calculus problem, students are always encouraged to drop-in to ALPHA and take advantage of this world-class academic resource.

ALPHA AT-A-GLANCE
  • More than 2,000 one-on-one tutoring sessions take place in the ALPHA Center annually.  
  • ALPHA is open daily during each class period.
  • According to a student survey, 65% of the students who go to ALPHA have a specific question for a class.
  • ALPHA gives students an extra opportunity to have their questions answered during the school day, and often from the perspective of another teacher. 
  • In addition to ALPHA, teachers have designated times in their own schedules to accommodate students' needs outside of designated ALPHA time. 

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ALPHA Faculty Schedule

Semester 1

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  • English

    1st hour | Aubrey Murtha
    2nd hour | Andy Berens
    3rd hour | Peter Nurre
    4th hour | Quinn Loucks
    5th hour | Andy Lelinski
    6th hour | Kayla Gilgenbach
    7th hour | Wendy Fitch
    8th hour | Aubrey Murtha
  • Math

    1st hour | Rissie Lundberg
    2nd hour | Libby Wissing
    3rd hour | Lisa Curran
    4th hour | Laura Clark
    5th hour | Libby Wissing
    6th hour | Connie Farrow
    8th hour | Dawn Gardner
  • Science

    1st hour | Cathy Loehr
    2nd hour | Erica Nelson
    3rd hour | Stacey Strandberg
    4th hour | Kevin Roethe
    5th hour | John Melis
    6th hour | Tom Bresnehan
    7th hour | Jamie Lemminger
    8th hour | John Melis

Semester 2

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  • English

    1st hour | Wendy Fitch
    2nd hour | Andy Berens
    3rd hour | Kayla Gilgenbach 
    4th hour | Peter Nurre
    5th hour | Andy Berens
    6th hour | Aubrey Murtha
    7th hour | Andy Lelinski
    8th hour |  Quinn Loucks
  • Math

    1st hour | Lisa Curran
    2nd hour | Libby Wissing
    3rd hour | Laura Clark
    4th hour | Rissie Lundberg
    5th hour | Libby Wissing
    6th hour | Dawn Gardner
    8th hour | Connie Farrow
  • Science

    1st hour | Tom Bresnehan
    2nd hour | Cathy Loehr
    3rd hour | Jamie Lemminger
    4th hour | John Melis
    5th hour | Stacey Strandberg
    6th hour | Stacey Strandberg
    7th hour | Kevin Roethe
    8th hour | Erica Nelson

Emily Brown, Math Faculty

ALPHA is an amazing resource for all students.  Whether you want a quiet work space, help starting a paper or lab report, extra practice on math concepts or encouragement from other students and teachers - it is the place to go. I have watched students flourish by spending their time in ALPHA. It is a laid back yet focused environment dedicated to student learning."

Caroline, Class of 2022, Milwaukee

My favorite thing about ALPHA is that it provides me more accessibility to help and teachers when I need it. This way, I can still have my busy athletic and extracurricular schedule before and after school while seeking help during school for my classes. Seeking help has allowed me to grow and succeed academically at DSHA. Creating the good habit of asking questions and seeking help at ALPHA is the first step towards succeeding  in high school.

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