An Alpha (or "Queen Bee", if it's an all-girl clique) is the leader of a clique or group. Every clique has (or should have) an Alpha. In a formation, an alpha's always first, front and center, often followed in triangular formation.
There is an alpha in almost every school, but this is not always a good thing. An alpha should be a leader and a role model but all too often alphas can turn into bullies, excluding anyone not in "the group".
Alphas in The CliqueEdit
Before becoming the new official PC-Alpha, Alicia Rivera has tried and failed numerous times to form her own clique. Her attempted cliques include The Unbelievably Pretty Committee (Revenge of the Wannabes), the Heart-Nets (her cheerleading squad in P.S. I Loathe You), and the Soul-M8s (Boys R Us). Even though Alicia is said to be prettier than Massie and is just as rich as she is, she doesn't quite have what it takes to be a true Alpha.