• ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES

    AMCS will be hosting a series of open houses whereby interested students and families will learn more about this unique opportunity for junior and senior students of the Mat-Su Borough School District. Photo: Charlotte Forrest, a current student. Read more...

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  • MSBSD 2014 SBA/HSGQE THIS WEEK

    It is time! Standards Based Assessments and High School Graduation Qualifying Exams beginning Tuesday, April 1. Every child in third through tenth grades in our District as well as the State of Alaska will be assessed through the state tests. Testing will conclude on Thursday for all but 4th, 8th, and 10th grade students. Children in these grades will test on science on Friday. Students will demonstrate their knowledge in reading, language arts, and math. Read for tips....

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  • MSBSD TOURS NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SITES

    Opening in the fall of 2014 are two new permanent facilities for two schools: Mat-Su Day School and Valley Pathways, both special mission schools in the Mat-Su Borough School District. Shown here is Valley Pathways principal, Jim Wanser, with MSB Project Manager, Robert Scott. MSB and MSBSD School Board/Administration toured both sites.

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  • MSBSD SPRING BREAK--MARCH 10-14

    Going to the beach? Wait, that's snow. American Charter Academy students get a head start on Spring Break. If your child attends a non-traditional school, please check your calendar.

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  • MSBSD HONORS SCHOOL BOARD

    MSBDS students say, "Thank you" to our School Board--new lockers at PJMS and HMS, along with playgrounds, technology equipment, and more.

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  • PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES MON/TUES FEB. 17 AND 18

    No school for students at most MSBSD schools on Monday and Tuesday. Parents, please check with your school for times for P/T Conferences. Students at Big Lake, Houston Middle, and Houston High will attend school Tuesday as a make-up day.

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  • MSBSD 2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR REVISIONS

    Inclement weather required a school closure on January 23, 2014 at Big Lake Elem, Houston Middle, and Houston High schools. This was the second school closure and exceeds the one snow day built into the calendar. February 18th is a school day for students at these three schools. Please read more by clicking "view full story"...

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  • MSBSD PRELIMINARY BUDGET AND LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

    Get a first look at the FY15 Preliminary Budget and School Board Legislative Priorities. Also, come and join the budget conversation at one of our Budget Open Houses. Download a flyer and more information....

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  • MSBSD: "BUILDING MAGICAL FUTURES"

    February 3-7 is National School Counseling Week, "focusing public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors with U.S. school systems."

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  • MSBSD TO CONDUCT AASB SCHOOL CLIMATE AND CONNECTEDNESS SURVEY: IN SCHOOLS FEB. 3-14

    For MSBSD students in grades 5-12 and staff, we will participate in the survey sponsored by the Alaska Association of School Boards. You may read more in Mr. Gene Stone's letter, download a brochure, and more. MSBSD Superintedent, Dr. Deena Paramo, says, "In Mat-Su, we put the data to good use. Through the survey data, we learn more about our schools to help inform our decisions."

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  • MSBSD ANNUAL REPORT 2012-2013

    The MSBSD Annual Report is a look back at the success of our District, a snapshot of students and staff. Read or download and print....

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  • ASBO AWARDS MSBSD ITS MERITORIOUS BUDGET AWARD

    For excellence in budget presentation, the Association of School Business Officials Internaional recognizes the MSBSD. Earning this award, the District submitted its 2013-2014 budget for a rigorous review based on stringent criteria. Read more....

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  • JOE REDINGTON, SR., JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL FORUM

    Hosted by the Mat-Su Borough, the community had an opportunity to hear first-hand about the newest high school, slated to open in the fall of 2015. Attending the meeting was Caleb, a student at Iditarod Elementary, who made his own drawing of the new school. He hopes to enroll when the new school opens.

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  • MSBSD MOBILE APP!

    Connect to us on the go..."Our student worker, Sterling Maffee, has developed an app with an online utility that is both useful and relevant," said CIO Justin Michaud. Read more and download a Fact Sheet...

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD VACANCY

    The MSBSD School Board has a vacancy and is accepting applications for School Board Seat E. Click on "View Full Story" or the headline to read or download instructions for applying.

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        Welcome

        American Charter Academy

        -Your community standards-based school-

        Close to Perfect, Far from Normal.
        We believe in the American "Can Do" Spirit.
        Anyone can be successful if they are willing to work.


        Here is looking forward to all our great 2014 GRADUATES!


         


        Shoparoo

         

        Information on Shoparoo  

        This year we are participating in a hassle-free fundraiser called Shoparoo. Nationwide, 7,000+ schools are already fundraising through Shoparoo and we see it as great opportunity for us to make a difference this year.

         

        All you need to do is take pictures of your grocery receipts with the Shoparoo app made for your smartphone.  It doesn’t matter where you shop or what you buy - every receipt submitted results in a donation to our school!

         

        So, what are you waiting for?  Simply download the free app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store by searching ‘shoparoo’ and then select our school as your chosen cause.  Since there is no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo, be sure to invite your friends and neighbors to join in – every receipt counts!

         
        Anyone having troubles with downloading the app can bring in their receipts and we will take the picture so our school can receive the Shoparoo points! 
         
         
         
        Mark Your Calendars!
         
          
        Apr 11 - Early Release - Students will be released at 1pm.  Bus riders on Buses 97 and 98 will depart school at 1 and arrive at their bus stops an hour earlier than normal.  Buses 41 and 44 will depart from out school at their normal time.  Students on these buses will be in a quiet study hall until they depart.  Students being picked up will need to be picked up at 1pm.  There will not be any outside playing during the early release time.
         
        Apr 11 - Shrimp and Steak Dinner Fundraiser - VFW $18 (make sure you bring additional $1 bills for the Dollar Auction - ALWAYS lots of fun!)
         
        Apr 25 - High School Prom 7-10pm - more information through students 
         
        Apr 28 - No School (Enjoy your three day weekend!)  This week school starts on Tuesday and runs through Saturday for the Trail of Remembrance 5K!
         
        May 3 - Trail of Remembrance 5K.  School will be at normal time.  Register to take part and come out to enjoy the festivities, get some exercise and, most importantly, honor veterans.
         
        May 12 - Graduation
         
        May 20 - Last day of School (unless more weather makes this change!)
               
        Applications for School Year 2014 and Beyond
        Q: Is my child eligible to apply?
        A: Yes! We are a public school. All students attending American Charter Academy need to believe and accept the mission, curriculum and educational program provided at American Charter Academy.  We have an application process including a two step interview process.  Learn more about our school and how to apply for enrollment.
         
        Q:  When do current students fill out the "Intent to Return Form"?
        A:  The Intent to Return Orientation has been held and the form is to be submitted by April 6th of each year. 
         
        Q:  When can new to the school students apply?
        A:  Applications are being submitted now with interviews being scheduled as quickly as possible.   In the spring, the prior year, if there are more applications than spaces, we are required by law to hold a lottery. 
         
        Q:  Are there still spaces available for new students?
        A:  This constantly changes.  Please check with our school. 


        Call 352-0150 for more information.



                                  

        We can help you prepare for your future with:

        • Hands On Activities
        • UA Scholars Program
        • Alaska Performance Scholarship qualification
        • Advisory Program

        Educational Elements:

        • Kindergarten - 12th Grades
        • Excellence in Academics
        • Standards-Based
        • Public Charter School
        • Cross Curricular Project-Based Instruction
        • Placed-Based Instruction

        Available Sports:

        • Cross Country Skiing
        • Biking
        • Snowshoes
        • Along with typical PE activities

        Additional Information:

        Students throughout our school (kindergarten - graduation) enjoy a blended learning environment with many hands-on projects, teacher-led discussions, experimental labs and online experiences.

        High School at American Charter blends  many teaching techniques- expanding our students' horizons.  For additional options, the rigorous APEX courses are available for students at AMC.  APEX courses are approved by the College Board and approved by the NCAA.




        Becky Huggins - Principal


        American Charter Academy

        Physical Address:
        244 S
        Sylvan Ste. 110 Wasilla, AK 99654
        Phone: 907-352-0150

        Email: Becky.Huggins@matsuk12.us


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        AMC Announcements

        District News

        • Arrow 2014 GRADUATION AND PROM DATES
          Click here for a complete listing of the school proms and all graduation  dates, available for downloading or printing. A PDF of the information is available: Click here.
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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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        • Arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2013-2014 School Supply Listsl
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2013-2014!
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2013-2014 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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        • Arrow 2013-2014 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ON TECHNOLOGY!
          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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        • Arrow ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iPARENT
          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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