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Polaris K-12 School has an evolving program that creates an environment challenging students, teachers and parents to personal excellence, lifelong learning, and ethical responsibility to self, community, and world. 

 

Contact Us

6200 Ashwood St
Anchorage, AK 99507
Hours: 7:30am - 4pm


Phone: 907-742-8700
Fax: 907-742-8777


Mission Statement

Polaris K-12 School has an evolving program that creates an environment challenging students, teachers and parents to personal excellence, lifelong learning, and ethical responsibility to self, community, and world.


Philosophy

Polaris K-12 has an open-optional philosophy that is built from a student-centered, project-based approach. We offer an evolving program that creates an environment challenging its students, teachers and parents to personal excellence, lifelong learning and ethical responsibility to self, community and world. We are committed to maintaining a positive school-wide culture and offering opportunities such as student-led conferences, seminars, intensives and service-learning projects, which are integrated into learning academic skills. All members – staff, students and parents – have an equal participation and voice in the school’s democratic process.


Belief Statements

  • Polaris K-12 School is a community in which teachers, students, and parents work together. 
  • Polaris is a community that includes students, staff and parents.
  • Learning for life happens when students are engaged and participate in authentic and meaningful experiences.
  • Learning takes place in a variety of settings in addition to the classroom.
  • Students have the freedom and the responsibility to create their own unique educational options. 
  • Students who are intrinsically motivated to learn lead more fulfilling lives.
  • Students become independent, life-long learners by taking an active role in educational decisions and in the governance of their school.
  • Everyone is a teacher.
  • Community members encourage and model excellence. 
  • Community members foster relationships, which respect and honor self, community, and world.
  • Positive, caring relationships between community members support the learning process.
  • Community input regarding Polaris policies is valued and expected.
  • Teachers guide students’ academic choices by providing developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Varied teaching methods accommodate diverse learning style.