• Burchell High School

    101 N Deskas St


    At Burchell High School, our mission is to provide hope through education. 
    ropesBurchell is an alternative school of choice in the Mat-Su Borough School District. Our core program features the Summit Learning Program.  This platform is a personal learning plan for students to become independent life-long learners. This format allows our staff to work 1-1 with students needing extra assistance while allowing others to accelerate at their own pace. It is a project based program in which students learn the link between content knowledge and real life application. It is a rigorous program that readies our students for the 21st Century. We are the only school in the State of Alaska offering this innovative program. 
    In addition to this, we offer after school courses, a summer school program through the 21st Century Learning Center, and online credit recovery courses through our Advance Path program. Advance Path is a self paced program with priority given to upper classmen needing to catch up on credits with graduation in mind.  With the largest percentage of Alaska Native and American Indian students in the school district, Burchell strives to be a diverse and culturally responsive place.  

    A safe learning environment and mutual respect are hallmarks of Burchell High School. To keep our school safe, Burchell has zero tolerance for fighting. Like all schools in the District, Burchell is a closed campus. We have partnerships with outside agencies that provide in-house services such as mental health counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, and medical services. We also have a Project AWARE counselor in what is known as the Haven, a specified area for students to seek mental health services, or simply decompress so they can reset their efforts in the classrooms. 
    Burchell is focused on academic success. Through technology we offer classes and resources in a variety of formats, tailored to the needs of each learner. At Burchell, creativity and diversity are nurtured and encouraged. We utilize what is known as Restorative Justice for discipline issues, rather than a hard hand suspension policy on infractions that students do better in an environment that helps teach right from wrong, taking responsibility for our choices, and making amends for our wrongs. With academics and personal well-being at the forefront of our efforts at Burchell, this approach to discipline helps the whole child and does not have a negative impact on academic achievement. 
    Apply online today and join us in our innovative movement in education!


Last Modified on September 23, 2020