• MSBSD SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMIN HONORS

    Colony Middle School principal Mary McMahon and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Gene Stone congratulate Alaska's top administrators at the School Board Meeting held at Burchell High School. Read more...

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  • 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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        Welcome

         We have  two new fundraising opportunities here at Academy. 
        Pass it on!
                                   1.  Fred Myer Community Rewards
        It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program where you can earn donations for your favorite nonprofit just by shopping with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2014 through this new program. Here's how it works:
        • Link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit at www.fredmeyer.com/community. look us up by typing Academy Advisory Board!
        • Whenever you use your Rewards card when shopping at Freddy's, you’ll be helping the nonprofit linked to your Rewards Card to earn a donation from Fred Meyer.
        • At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to participating nonprofits based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards customers linked to each nonprofit.
        • Fred Meyer will donate $625,000 each quarter via Community Rewards!
        • YES! Rewards Customers still get the Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates.
                     
                               2. Carrs Safeway eScript
        What is the eScrip program?
        Introduced by Electronic Scrip Inc. (ESI), the eScrip program is a fundraising program that allows participating merchants to contribute a percentage of your grocery loyalty cards, credit card, and debit/ATM card purchases to the school or organization of your choice.
        Click here
        to sign up for the program and for more information. Your group is enrolled and active:
        Academy Charter School
        eScrip Group ID – 6466699
         
        escrip

        1.  Click. Pick. Give. Program

        Academy Charter School is registered in the PFD Program. Click on the link on the left for more information.

        “When you make a donation from your PFD through Pick. Click. Give., you can make an impact by sharing just a little with a cause you care about.”

               

        2. amazon.com Associates Program.

        By clicking on the amazon.com link on the left and then purchasing items at amazon.com, Academy Charter will get money donated to our school!

         

        “Academy Charter School is a participant in the Amazon ServicesLLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com."

         Visit our new Facebook page

        Please feel free to share link to this page on your own Timeline. This page will be a great resource for Academy families, community supporters and Academy alumni. 
         
          FY
        How to apply for the Academy Charter School Lottery.
        • You must submit the form by April 30th for the lottery drawing. Click  Lottery form  then print out. Forms can be drop off, fax or mail it to us. Please call us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of our school.
        • If you wish to be added to the bottom of the wait list for the current year, print the form and drop it off or fax it in.         All late forms received after the drawing will be added to the bottom of the wait list.

                                                                               

         What is a Charter School?

      • Charter schools have been described as the research and development arm of public education'. 

         How to volunteer at Academy Charter School?

        Is my child eligible to enroll? Yes! We are a public school.

        Barbara Gerard, Principal

        : Barbara.Gerard@matsuk12.us

      • Academy Announcements

        • What is Community Rewards?

          It is the latest addition to the Fred Meyer Rewards Program where you can earn donations for your favorite nonprofit just by shopping with your Rewards Card. Fred Meyer will donate $2.5 million to nonprofits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington in 2014 through this new program. Here's how it works:

          • Link your Rewards Card to your favorite nonprofit at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.
          • Whenever you use your Rewards card when shopping at Freddy's, you’ll be helping the nonprofit linked to your Rewards Card to earn a donation from Fred Meyer.
          • At the end of each quarter, Fred Meyer will make a donation to participating nonprofits based on the accumulated spending of the Rewards customers linked to each nonprofit.
          • Fred Meyer will donate $625,000 each quarter via Community Rewards!

          Do I still get Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates?

          YES! Rewards Customers still get the Rewards Points, Fuel Points and Rebates.


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        • Parents, please read this important message
          be here! - an Attendance Strategic Messaging for Parents
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        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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