District to review materials for Advanced Placement U.S. History


January 25, 2016


Contact: Heidi Embley
ASD Communications Department
Phone: 907-742-4158
Email: Embley_Heidi@asdk12.org 
Web: www.asdk12.org


The Anchorage School District is in the process of reviewing new materials for its Advanced Placement U.S. History classes.


The review will allow the district to find instructional materials that best meet the learning needs of students. In previous years, each teacher selected a textbook from an approved list. This review process will help the district select one textbook for every high school to use.


“With many schools using textbooks from 2000 and the growth in participation in AP courses, it is important to refresh resources and curriculum supports,” said Pamela Orme, ASD’s Social Studies curriculum coordinator. “Having high schools use the same AP textbook will enable ASD to better align curriculum, support teacher collaboration and training, and share resources across the district.”


The public is encouraged to take part in the review process and provide input during the following open house opportunities at the ASD Education Center, 5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.


Review opportunities:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2 from noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


The materials selected by the district will be used beginning next school year.



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