Homeschooling in Alaska

SUPPORT GROUPS
Alaska Private & Home Educators Association
Email: board@aphea.org
http://www.aphea.org
A membership based coalition of parents and others who have banded together for the furtherance of educational excellence through alternatives to the government-operated public schools. Supporting and helping Alaskan parents perform their God-given responsibility to train their children through home and private education.

Anchorage Life Learners
Email: info@anchoragelifelearners.org
http://www.anchoragelifelearners.org/
We are a secular and inclusive group of home learners and educators in Anchorage, Alaska. We provide social and learning opportunities for our members.

Christian Home Educators of Kodiak, C.H.E.K.
Email: pkheyes@acsalaska.net
C.H.E.K. was organized in 1990. Its original purpose was to get together with other home schoolers who like themselves felt pretty much alone in their homeschooling endeavors. Since that time, God has blessed CHEK with numerous other families and now boasts a membership of 25 families strong.

Eagle River Christian Homeschool Association
Email: trimble@alaska.net
http://ercha.com
A support, education and fellowship group for Christian families who have made the decision to educate their children at home.

IDEA
http://www.ideafamilies.org/
IDEA is the homeschool support program of the Galena City School District, serving the needs of students throughout Alaska since 1997. We are privileged to partner with homeschooling parents, providing resources and support to committed parents who individualize education for each child.


EMAIL LISTS
Alaska Free Schoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/akfreeschoolers
This site is designed for the encouragement of Alaskan independent homeschoolers who have resolved to remain free of state control in all manner possible, specifically by not accepting any state monies through the State of Alaska correspondence or charter school programs. Membership to this group is invitation only or through the sponsorship of an existing member.

Alaska Home School List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlaskaHS
AlaskaHS is a list for Alaskans (or those interested in living in AK) that homeschool. You may live in any part of AK to participate.

Alaskan Homeschoolers List
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/akhomeschoolers
The Alaskan Homeschoolers mailing list exists to provide parents, administrators, teachers, and communities timely and useful information in regard to home, charter, private and other progressive, alternate forms of education in the State of Alaska.

Anchorage Life Learners
http://groups.google.com/group/anchorage-life-learners
This list is a forum for Anchorage Life Learners members for support and coordinating activities and for those interested in learning more about homeschooling and/or our group.

Fairbanks Homeschoolers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fairbankshomeschoolers
This new list is where you can get support, discuss homeschooling, trade curriculum, announce events (even garage sales) with only a few rules.

Faithful Friends Forever
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/faithful_friends_forever
This group is for Christian, homeschooled girls between the ages of 10 and 16.

Homeschool Friendly Support
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschoolfriendlysupport
This is a place for families who are enrolled or thinking of enrolling in a state funded correspondence school, distance learning or any other homeschool program which is supported by the state or any other public school.

Homeschooling in Alaska
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/homeschool-Alaska
This list is for discussing homeschooling in Alaska.

Valley Christian Home Educators
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VCHE
This email list, as well as the support group, is intended to provide a vital communication link between Christian homeschool families in the valley and encourage and support each other in our goal of homeschooling our children.


Connections, KPBSD Homeschooling Program
Soldotna Connections Office
152 Park Ave.
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: 262-6315
Fax: 262-2859
Homer Connections Office
1340 East End Road
Homer, AK 99603
Phone: 235-3260
Fax: 235-3475
Email: ehofseth@kpbsd.k12.ak.us
http://connect.kpbsd.k12.ak.us
Connections is the homeschool / correspondence program for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) serving and facilitating the needs of over 700 homeschool parents and students on the Kenai Peninsula.

CyberLynx Correspondence Program
Anchorage Office
600 W. 41st Ave. Suite 201
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 277-0730
Phone (AK only): 1-888-424-5969 Ext. 231
Fax: ((907) 277-0731
Email: clynxfairbanks@cyberlynx.ak.net
Wasilla - Correspondence Program
1651 W. Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 357-7734
Phone (AK only): 1-888-424-5969 Ext. 233
Fax: (907) 357-7739
Email: wasilla@was.cyberlynx.org
Nenana Office
P.O. Box 599
Nenana, AK 99760
Phone: (907) 832-1070
Phone (AK only): 1-888-424-5969
Fax: (907) 832-5468
Email: clynx@nenana.ncsd.schoolaccess.net
Fairbanks Office
59 College Rd, Suite 107
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 455-7633
Phone (AK only): 1-888-424-5969 Ext. 232
Fax: (907) 455-7634
Email: fairbanks@fbk.cyberlynx.org
http://www.cyberlynx.org
CyberLynx is a statewide K-12 correspondence program for Alaskan home schooled students. CyberLynx is designed to facilitate schooling that takes place in the home under the supervision of a parent. Operated by the Nenana City Public School District, CyberLynx was expanded in 1997 from a District-wide program to a statewide program in order to serve all Alaskan students. CyberLynx has the capacity to serve 2,000 home schooled students.

Interior Distance Education of Alaska, IDEA
IDEA - Anchorage
1815 South Bragaw
Anchorage, Alaska 99508
Phone: (907)562-4332
Fax: (907)562-4662
Email: sally@ideafamilies.org
IDEA - Fairbanks
2157 Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
Phone: (907)374-2200
Fax: (907)374-2271
Email: sandy@ideafamilies.org
IDEA - Juneau
Suite 205
8585 Old Dairy Road
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 789-6106
Toll-free: (888) 395-4332
Fax: (907) 790-3540
Email: carolh@ideafamilies.org
IDEA - Kenai Field Office
43335 Kalifornsky Beach Rd., Suite 31
Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone: (907) 260-7555
Fax: (907) 260-7797
Email: debbie@ideafamilies.org
IDEA - Wasilla
851 E. Westpoint Drive
Suite B05
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907) 357-4850
Email: betty@ideafamilies.org
http://www.ideafamilies.org
IDEA is the home schooling support program of Galena City School District, serving the needs of students throughout Alaska since 1997. Our mission is to provide resources and support to parents who have chosen to educate their children at home. Our relationship is one of partnership based on honoring the hard work and dedication of the homeschooling parent, respecting parental choice in curricular materials and instructional approach based upon the needs of each individual child. We have contact teachers and experienced homeschoolers (Field Reps) on staff to assist you.

PACE (Personal Alternative Choices in Education) Correspondence School
Craig Office
PO Box 800
Craig, Alaska 99921
Toll_Free 877-935-5655
Phone (907) 826-3274
FAX (907) 826-2974
Ketchikan PACE Office
2417 Tongass Suite #212
Ketchikan, AK 99901
Phone: (907) 225-3274
FAX: (907) 225-3284
Anchorage PACE Office
Physical: 4105 Turnagain Blvd., Suite B-2 on the ground floor.
Mailing: 4105 Turnagain Blvd., Box 12
Anchorage, AK 99517
Phone: 1-866-864-5491
Kathy Olsen: (907) 677-0992
Jeanne Brother: (907) 563-0995
Fax: (907) 677-9664
http://www.paceschool.net/
PACE, the correspondence division of the Craig City School District, stands for Personal Alternative Choices in Education. This program was developed in response to the growing demand for alternative educational settings and curricular choice within our own district and throughout the State of Alaska.

Raven Correspondence School
Anchorage Office
800 East Dimond Boulevard, Suite 234
Anchorage, AK 99515
Phone: (907)644-8590
Fax: (907)644-8591
Teacher: Kimberly Turnbow
Delta Junction Office
2855 Alaska Highway
Delta Junction, AK 99737
Phone: (907)895-2280
Fax: (907)-895-2281
Administrative Assistant: Julianne Szidloski
Family Representative: Violeta Vorobyov
Fairbanks (Central Office)
4762 Old Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709-4456
Phone: (907)374-9400
Fax: (907)374-9440
Administrative Assistant: Joyce Billups
Administrative Assistant: Emilie Campbell
Juneau Office
8391 Airport Boulevard, Suite B
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907)796-2112
Fax: (907)796-2133
Wasilla Office
1261 Seward-Meridian Road, Suite H
Wasilla, AK 99654
Phone: (907)357-9573
Fax: (907)357-9572
http://www.ravenschool.com/
The mission of Raven Correspondence School, in conjunction with the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, is to provide support to parents so that they can prepare their children to become life-long learners, problem-solvers, and contributing members of their family, community, and society by providing meaningful experiences that create understanding of their cultural heritage and the technological world.

UPSTREAM LEARNING - Copper River School District
P.O. Box 108
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
Phone: 907.822.3234
Toll-free: 1.888.822.3234
Mr. Michael Johnson, Superintendent
Email: mjohnson@crsd.k12.ak.us
http://www.upstreamlearning.org/
Copper River Correspondence School has been in existence for several decades, originally serving students in remote areas of the Copper River School District. In the 1990's the program began enrolling home-based, correspondence students statewide. We continue to serve homeschoolers locally and throughout Alaska. Some new things have changed recently with CRSD’s Correspondence program that we feel are exciting!


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