Academics at CHS
Colony High School is fully accredited through AdvancED http://www.advanc-ed.org/oasis2/u/par/accreditation/summary?institutionId=7151Colony High School has been recognized for the past two years by US News & World Report as in the top 5 of all public and charter schools in all of Alaska.Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in every subject area including AP Literature, AP Language, AP US and World History, AP Government, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus (both AB and BC), AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, and AP Music Theory, in addition to Spanish, French, Japanese, and American Sign Language.Colony High School offers an advisory program which allows students an extra hour each week to meet with their teachers for make-up work or extra help or to go to the library for research. The Advisory Program meets 20 minutes, 3 times per week.Because of its high expectations and a rigorous but broad academic program, Colony High School has among the highest test scores (SBAs/SAT/WorkKeys/ACT) in the state of Alaska. The math department proudly boasts the 2010 BP Teacher of the Year, Jeff Bowker and the 2008 Alaska Teacher of the Year, Bob Williams (whose students have scored among the very top of all AP Calculus classes in the state on the Advanced Placement tests). The English department includes former Alaska Teachers of the Year runners up, Trevor Townsend and Brandy Bishop. The school's focus on literacy resulted in 91% of their students scoring advanced or proficient in statewide reading assessments.A variety of courses in Career and Technical Education (CTE) are offered including vocational courses such as Small Engines. Colony High School houses a world class welding facility and serves as the site for the district-wide Welding Program. Business and computer courses are available for college credit including Accounting, Logistics, Business Law, IT, Desktop Publishing, Technology Applications, Web Design, Computer Science, and A+/N+ certification courses.
Last Modified on August 3, 2022
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