• NOVEMEBER IS ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE MONTH

    "...American Indians and Alaska Natives helped build the very fabric of America. Today, their spirit and many contributions continue to enrich our communities and strengthen our country." President Barack Obama.

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  • MSBSD NEW CALENDAR SURVEY NOW THROUGH NOV. 10

    Did you vote in the first fall calendar survey? Even if you did vote, you have one more opportunity to voice your opinion. The three-year calendar approval survey is open October 31 through November 10.

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  • PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES--OCTOBER 30 AND 31

    Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, are Parent/Teacher Conference Days in the MSBSD. Please check with your school for schedules. If your child attends a non-traditional Mat-Su school, follow your school's calendar. For traditional schools, no school for students on these two days.

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  • COME JOIN THE PUBLIC CONVERSATION...

    MSBSD Office of Instruction hosts a School Advisory Committee Meeting for the new Joe Redington, Sr. Jr/Sr High School. Thursday, October 23 at 6 p.m., Mat-Su Central School (600 E. Railroad Ave., Wasilla). School opens next fall for grades 6-10; expanding in future. View full story.

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  • MSBSD CALENDAR SURVEY

    Your opinion matters! Take the MSBSD calendar survey to share your preferences. View full story for survey. Survey open now through October 10.

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  • MSBSD COLLEGE OR CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENT (CCRA)

    Last year the state legislature passed HB278, which repealed the High School Graduation Qualifying Exam for Alaska students, but now requires that all 11th grade students take a College or Career Readiness Assessment (CCRA) specifically the ACT, SAT, or WorkKeys. Read More....

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  • BURCHELL HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL NAMED A FINALIST FOR NATIONAL PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR

    Adam Mokelke, principal of Burchell High School is one of six exceptional school leaders, according to an announcement by the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals. Mokelke will be honored during a September meeting in Washington. Read more....and good luck, Mr. Mokelke!

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  • MSBSD 2014-2015 REGISTRATION OPEN ONLINE

    Students and parents may complete registration for next school year ONLINE. Read more for instructions or click on i-Enroll under the Parents tab...

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  • SUMMER SCHOOL/CREDIT RECOVERY

    MSBSD High School Credit Recovery Summer School begins Wednesday, May 28th. Students must already be preapproved and enrolled. Read more for specific times...

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  • GRADUATION & PROMOTION INFORMATION

    Congratulations to all of our graduating Seniors and 8th Graders. Read on to see a full schedule of our graduations and promotions, including links to those that will be live streamed. Also, find more information about purchasing a DVD of those ceremonies held at the Menard Sports Center.

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  • MSBSD TEACHER APPRECIATION

    Thank you, Mat-Su teachers! We honor all our teachers this week and especially our BP Teachers of Excellence: Mary Schaff (Swanson), Charlotte Ray (Sherrod), Teacher of the Year Fred McKenney (Colony High), Beckie Miller (Shaw), and Mike Shea (Teeland). Congratulating these BP TOE were Stan Bennion, BP Vice President of HR Alaska, and Superintendent, Dr. Deena M. Paramo. Read more...

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  • MSBSD SCHOOL BUS DRIVER APPRECIATION WEEK

    Let's say "thank you" to the trained professionals to whom we entrust the safety and well-being of our most important resource, our children. "School bus safety is a lifetime reward." Our contractors: First Student, Bunker & Bunker, and Glacier View

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  • 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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        Welcome

        American Charter Academy

        -Your community Core Knowledge, standards-based, placed-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 2015 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!
         
          
        Nov 26 - Ribbon Cutting followed by Thanksgiving Reception 12:30 - 1:30  - more information on flyer sending with students on 20 Nov. 

        Nov 27 -28 - Happy Thanksgiving!  No School. 

        Dec 5 -
        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.
         
        Dec 7 - Remember Pearl Harbor
         
        Dec 19 - End of Q2 and Semester 1.
         
        Dec 22 - Jan 5 - Christmas and New Year Vacation
         
        Jan 6 - First Day back to school in 2015!
         
              
        Applications for School Year 2015 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 conference 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 the identified date 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
        • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) Focused 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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        • Arrow 2014-2015 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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        • Arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2014-2015
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2014-2015 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 SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2014-2015 School Supply Listsl
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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! Parnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carr's 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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        • 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 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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