Academic Policy Committee

  • The Academic Policy Committee is made up of representatives from the business community, parent community, staff, and student population of Highland Academy. 

    Charter 2023


  • The Highland APC meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. The Highland Academy APC meetings are public meetings, and everyone is welcome to attend. For now, the APC meets via Zoom:

    There is a public comment opportunity on every agenda. We hope to see you there and engaged in our learning community. 

Parent Members

Staff Members

Business/Community Members

Student Members

  • Open seat


    LHLaura Hilger (CHAIR) - One of the founding members of Highland Academy, and a dedicated staff member until 2013, Laura Hilger has spent her entire career devoted to learning communities and systemic change in a variety of roles. Since 2016, she has been serving as a Director of Teaching and Learning for KnowledgeWorks, which is a non-profit that supports learning communities across the country. Her vision is to help equity and agency become a reality for each and every learner by activating personalized competency-based education systems across the country. She has served on the Highland board for many years as a way to continue to give to the Highland learning community as well as the Anchorage School District. She believes that education is the heartbeat of every community and that when we work together collectively, we can achieve our vision.

    Robin Brosius (PTSO LIAISON)

    Meghan Cunningham - I’ve been a math teacher at Highland since 2009.  Before Highland, I taught in the Lake and Peninsula School District at Perryville School. I grew up in Nome, Alaska and have traveled all over the state- I love every part!  I attended UAA, earning my Bachelors in Mathematics and Masters in Teaching Mathematics.  The Anchorage community has my heart - a small, big city full of great people.  I choose to teach at Highland because I believe our advisory program, intensives in the community, problem-based projects and mastery learning system are the best ways for kids to learn and grow. Outside of school, I love to do yoga, bike, hike, ski, camp and travel with my husband, 2-year old daughter and dog.

    Kelly Daugherty 

    Philippe Janicka

    Joe Winter

    Jill Harter