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.


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SchoolSchool TypePhonePrincipalGrade/age

Alaska Native Cultural Charter School

Charter, WorldLang, PreK 907-742-1370

Bongi Agerter


Aquarian Charter School

Charter, WorldLang 907-742-4900

Lucas Saltzman


Eagle Academy Charter School

Charter 907-742-3025

Kitty Logan


Family Partnership Charter School

Charter 907-742-3700

Deanne Carroll


Frontier Charter School

Charter 907-742-1180

Gerald Finkler


Highland Academy Charter School

Charter 907-742-1700

Michael Shapiro


PAIDEIA Cooperative School

Charter 907-742-4164

Cheryl Huber


Rilke Schule German Charter School of Arts & Sciences

Charter, WorldLang 907-742-0900

Christopher Barr


STrEaM Academy

Charter 907-742-9000

Adam Mokelke 


Winterberry Charter School

Charter, WorldLang 907-742-0139

Eric Andersen




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

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.


Competency-based learning

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.



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