About our charter schools
Charter schools are public schools that offer alternative teaching methods or curriculum. They operate under a contract with the district and have more independence than neighborhood schools.
Please contact your school if you have questions about the curriculum or your child’s progress. There are many opportunities for parent involvement.
Types of charter schools
Cultural & language
These schools offer an option for parents seeking active engagement in a particular culture or language for their children. Students are offered a focused curriculum along with a rigorous academic program that develops student achievement.
These charter schools provide resources and support to families interested in home schooling their children.
Open Optional programs recognize individual strengths, needs and interests, and support social and emotional growth. Students experience multi-age classrooms, team-teaching, and assessments based on goal-setting, self-evaluations and portfolios rather than traditional report cards.
An academically challenging program that uses the Spalding Method for language arts and Saxon Math; it offers students a broad-based elementary education.
Students in a competency-based learning environment work on fully understanding academic concepts and processes before moving forward with their learning. Traditional and non-traditional assessments are used to accurately determine what students know and are able to do. Students are empowered to present their learning in a variety of ways and are able to advance through levels of learning at a varied pace.
A curriculum inspired by the Waldorf education which approaches all aspects of schooling in a unique and comprehensive way. It's designed to meet the various stages of child development with teachers dedicated to creating a genuine inner enthusiasm for learning that's essential for educational success.
Anchorage STrEaM Academy provides a quality project-based interdisciplinary education based on STEM initiatives, and facilitates place-based outdoor education.