MSBSD App makes information accessible via mobile devices for students, parents, staff, and community members--an updated, fresh new app for the District.

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    Due to system maintenance, through July 15, you may experience delays in online registration. Online registration for all Mat-Su students, returning or new to our District, including kindergarten students,begins online June 1. Registration for all fall athletics opens July 15. Payment of all course and activity fees will also begin July 15.

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    Students, enjoy your summer! Continuing is summer school and camps and workshops, as well as the School Board and Administration beginning planning for next year. Registration opens June 1.

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    View Full Story for links to the graduation dates/times and livestreaming for graduation ceremonies for Mat-Su Borough schools. Congratulations Graduates of the Class of 2015!

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    For parents, the District invites you to share your experience with the Standards-Aligned Report Cards. A survey is available through May 15th...click more of the story for the survey link.

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    AMP is aligned to the State of Alaska English language arts and math standards which were adopted in 2012. Click full story to read a letter to Parents from DEED Commissioner, Mike Hanley, as well as download an Assessment Calendar and other information.

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    The 2015 Student Summer Worker application period is available on Applitrack. Four work crews will be hired during the interview process. The crews will consist of: Building Maintenance and Repairs, Curb Appeal (landscaping), Lawns, and Curb Appeal (parking lot improvements). Further information will be available soon. Please contact the CTE Department at 746-9274 with any questions. Click for links...

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        The Mission of 
        Colony High School.
        is to inspire academic achievement and personal growth in all our students so that they will successfully participate as active and responsible citizens in our ever-changing world. 

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        School Cash Online is an easy to use, safe way to pay for your children’s school fees. Now, with a few clicks, you can pay for your child’s yearbook, class trips and so much more from your own home. All you have to do is register an account, attach your children, and in no time you will be able to make payments online. We accept many different payment forms so check this option out to save you time. 
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        Good evening parents and students. This is Justin Ainsworth . . . the Principal of Colony HS. I hope all is well and you are enjoying another beautiful Alaskan summer.

        I would like to take a minute to update you on available parking at CHS. The Bogard Road Construction project is progressing forward and we now have limited parking at CHS. As a result, we have parking available in the east parking lot off of 49th St.  To access the parking lot you will need to do the following:

        1.     Turn onto 49th Street off of the Palmer Wasilla Highway.

        2.     Take a left on the service road (runs behind CHS) before the road construction blockade.

        3.     Follow the service road up into the east parking lot at CHS.

        Again, the Borough’s construction crew is working diligently on the project and doing everything they can to meet their deadlines. Additionally, the Borough is being sensitive and supportive to our needs at Colony High School. Consequently, the construction project and parking limitations are a temporary setback, which will have the added bonus of expanded parking at both schools and several increased safety measures for our student body and community.  

        Upcoming Dates:

        8/13           CHS Parent Open-House 6:00pm-8:00pm

        8/17           1st Day of School

        8/28           No School Teacher Professional Development

        9/4                          No School Fair Friday

        9/7             No School Labor Day Holiday


        Again, thank you for your flexibility and commitment to your child’s academic success. Your support has been and will continue to be a key component of your student’s success at Colony High School. If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to call our front office at 907.861.5500.



        For the 2nd year straight, Colony High School outperforms all other 4A high schools in the State of Alaska with an overall score of 93.52! This score, on a 100 point scale, measures growth in academic achievement; proficiency levels in reading, writing, and math; participation and attendance rate; graduation rate; and college/career readiness. Please see
        http://www.matsuk12.us/Page/25324 for school report card information.


        More information is available at the Alaska Department of Education website:

        CHS Staff FY15
        Colony High School Staff, 2015
        "U-Knighted We Stand"
        We love our students, families, and our community!
        Go Knights!

        Justin Ainsworth, Principal, 861-5507 
        Mike Looney, Assistant Principal, 861-5553
        Brendon McMahon, Assistant Principal, 861-5504 
         Mike Boyd, Activities Director, 861-5515


        District News

        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2015-2016
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2015-2016 school year. Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45, and middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15. There are exceptions for northern schools: Willow start time is 8:20 and dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal at 1:40 on Wed. Talkeetna begins at 8:30 with dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:40. Trapper Creek begins at 8:30 and dismissal at 3:00. Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:54. Also, if your child attends one of our six charter schools, confirm the time with your school.
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          Click here for 2015-2016 School Supply Lists
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          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD GOES MOBILE!
          Click here for more information on the MSBSD mobile app, how to get started, and downloading the app. You may also download and read a mobile Fact Sheet or print it for easy reference.  Go mobile with the MSBSD! at www.matsuk12.us/mobile.
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        • Focusing on academic success, career readiness, higher education, and industry/technical training, Career and Technical Education is highly valued and counted upon to meet District student needs. Read more, including the Proclamation from Governor Walker.
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        • Arrow HELP MSBSD "STUFF THE BUS"
          School is two weeks away and many students in the Mat-Su Valley do not have the resources they need for their first day of school. That’s exactly what Stuff the Bus is aiming to help with. July 31 is a Day of Action! Partnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carrs parking lot in Palmer, providing school supplies for Valley kids. The following items are needed for donations; backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils,and pens. Families needing school supplies for their students can call746-9239 for more information.
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          All MSBSD Employees can take advantage of the Dell MPP program, Apple Employee Purchase Program and Microsoft Home Use Program.  Click here to find out more! 
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          Parents—Online Absence Reporting. Parents now have a method to report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent.
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        Upcoming Athletic Events

        Sign up for Arbiter Live and follow your favorite CHS teams. Choose team and then Follow Team.
        Order your 2016 yearbook now for the early bird rate of $65 through August 9.  Prices will begin at $70 beginning August 10.  You can also order and design senior recognition ads online as well!
        You can still purchase a 2015 yearbook directly from Yearbook Advisor Mr. Mead at Colony for $85.  The 2015 Spring Supplement is still available to order online for $15, due out around the end of September.
        Order the Colony High School Spring Supplement for 2015 Yearbook securely online!

        Order Yearbooks For Colony High School Spring Supplement 2015 Yearbook