The Alpha Center is an alternative educational program offered through Pitt County Schools. It is designed for students who require more individualized behavioral and emotional supports. Students attending the center have been unsuccessful and unresponsive with the behavioral supports provided in their home schools. The center is part of the public separate continuum of the Exceptional Children's Program of services and serves students enrolled in Kindergarten through eighth grade.
The Alpha Center has a staff of eight teachers, twelve teacher assistants, a secretary and a coordinator of programming. The teachers at Alpha are multi-licensed and teacher assistants have been specially trained in behavior supports. Alpha also has a school psychologist on staff to meet the needs of these students in this setting.