Welcome to Polaris

  • Polaris K-12 School is an optional school within Anchorage School District.  Interested students must go through the ASD Lottery System. When a seat is offered to a student, grades 4 through 12, families will also fill out an enrollment packet and attend an enrollment meeting prior to attending Polaris.  

    Families are encouraged to participate in a school tour, offered during "ASD's Visit our Schools" in February.  Please visit the School Tours webpage for specific dates and times.  

Mission Statement

  • Polaris K-12 School has an evolving program that creates an environment challenging students, teachers and parents to personal excellence, lifelong learning, and ethical responsibility to self, community, and world.

Belief Statements

    • Polaris K-12 School is a community in which teachers, students, and parents work together.
    • Polaris is a community that includes students, staff and parents.
    • Learning for life happens when students are engaged and participate in authentic and meaningful experiences.
    • Learning takes place in a variety of settings in addition to the classroom.
    • Students have the freedom and the responsibility to create their own unique educational options.
    • Students who are intrinsically motivated to learn lead more fulfilling lives.
    • Students become independent, life-long learners by taking an active role in educational decisions and in the governance of their school.
    • Everyone is a teacher.
    • Community members encourage and model excellence.
    • Community members foster relationships, which respect and honor self, community, and world.
    • Positive, caring relationships between community members support the learning process.
    • Community input regarding Polaris policies is valued and expected.
    • Teachers guide students’ academic choices by providing developmentally appropriate activities.
    • Varied teaching methods accommodate diverse learning style.

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