Portsmouth, VA


2022-2023 Registration is Open


Click Here for Summer 2022 Information


Monthly  Rates

Before School

5 days per week     $150.00

After School

5 days per week     $200.00

Before & After School

5 days per week     $260.00

Other Options

10-visit Punch Pass     $125.00 per pass

Full Day     $45.00 per day

Full Week     $125.00 per week


Siblings     10%

Free/Reduced Lunch Qualified (families who qualify for, apply for, and receive subsidies)     Up to 100%*

Annual Registration Fee

$30.00 per student


*Families that qualify for free/reduced lunch can receive a 50% discount with proof they are completing the application process for state child care subsidy

Virginia is currently helping make child care MORE affordable! 

Click Here to See if You Qualify for Expanded Virginia Childcare Assistance


6:00 a.m. until start

Dismissal until 6:00 p.m.


Churchland Academy, Churchland Primary, Churchland, Hodges Manor, Parkview, Simonsdale, and Victory Elementary Schools

Our Programs

We follow the same COVID-19 protocols in place at your school district. 

Our programs are designed to give you peace of mind when your child is not in school. Experienced, caring, and licensed staff ensures your child is safe, engaged, and happy! Every student participates in enrichment activities every day, at no additional charge! Coding, Robotics, Art, Drama, Spanish, Mandarin, Sign Language, Fitness & Sports, and Engineering/Maker Activities keep your child engaged and having fun every day at AlphaBEST! Snacks, homework help, recreation, and student-choice clubs are also provided to every student.


Meet Your District Manager

Jim Highsmith

[email protected]alphabest.org 

Hello, I'm Jim Highsmith, your Portsmouth District Manager; I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a BA in Psychology, with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. I have worked in the youth development field for over 15 years and have over 10 years of management experience. I was a member of many youth programs when I was a child, and I know the impact that youth development programs make on a child’s life. I enjoy being a leader who can help make that impact. I am very passionate about youth development, but when I am not serving the youth in our community I enjoy running, hiking, camping, and spending time outside with my wife and two boys.