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Clare Fulp


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Phone: 907-742-3730

Fax: 907-742-3747

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1205 E Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Chugach Optional Elementary School

School hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.


School staff

Administrative Assistant




School Business Partners

Alaska Spine Institute

Anchorage Yoga & Cycle

Green Alaska Solutions

Kaladi Brothers Coffee

Skinny Raven Sports

Shred Alaska

Urban Greens

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About our school:

Chugach Optional Elementary began in 1973 and is the oldest open optional program in Anchorage. Proud of its history, Chugach Optional’s strong program has inspired students in a supportive and exciting learning environment for several generations. Through our optional curriculum, we work to foster a joy of learning that extends beyond the classroom. We encourage the development of critical thinking and self-directed learning. We meet these goals by collaborating with our staff and families while providing ongoing staff professional development.


Grade levels: K-6  |  Number of students: 257

Mascot: Cheetah 


Performance assessments and surveys

Several reports and data that assess this school's performance, goals, student issues, community input and more can be found on the performance assessments and surveys page.


Apply to attend

This school is a lottery entry school. Students who do not currently attend the school need to apply through the school lottery system using the "Apply" link below.


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