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Michael Shapiro


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Phone: 907-742-1700

Fax: 907-742-1711

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5530 E Northern Lights Blvd, Suite 100 , Anchorage, Alaska 99504

Highland Academy Charter School

School hours: 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


School staff

Assistant Principal

Amelia Johnson


Administrative Assistant

Barbara Thurston




School Business Partners

Clay Owens Studios

Full Curl Archery

Project Management Institute - Alaska Chapter

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About our school:

Highland Academy is a performance based, competency learning public charter school for grades 6-12 in the Anchorage School District. Highland equips students with the academic, social and technical skills required to excel in today’s world and contribute positively to our society and the future. Self-direction and personal accountability are critical components to success at Highland. Students at Highland are encouraged to accept responsibility for their own learning, set goals for themselves, and develop the work ethic and self-motivation necessary for success in school and beyond.


Grade levels: 6–12  |  Number of students: 204

Mascot: Phoenix  |  Colors: Black, green, silver

Motto or slogan: Educating for Leadership, Educating for Life 


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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