The district adopted the Common Core Standards in spring 2012 and immediately began a curriculum realignment process. Parent road maps for math and language arts are now available.
The district is implementing a simple plan of continuous instruction, screening, intervention and monitoring.
Alaska's hardest-working students can earn up to $4,755 a year. To qualify, students must take a specific, rigorous high school curriculum; earn a minimum 2.5 GPA; and do well on a college or career-readiness exam.
Culturally responsive education recognizes, respects, and uses student identities and backgrounds to create optimal learning. Teaching methods that use references to a student’s culture help the student understand mainstream culture through a lens of recognition and acknowledgment.
Standards-based assessment and reporting allows ASD educators to focus on the instructional process, how instruction occurs and how it can be affirmed for the student.