School Details

Academy Charter School

801 East Arctic, Palmer, AK 99645
(907) 746-2358
9

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 231 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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74%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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80%
75%
88%
84%
74%
68%
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82%
76%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
78%
70%
0%
88%
79%
77%
83%
75%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
78%
70%
0%
86%
75%
84%
78%
70%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

0%
76%
69%
0%
87%
78%
89%
81%
73%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
78%
68%
0%
92%
83%
75%
61%
57%
0%
85%
77%

Alaska Standards Based Assessment (SBA)

In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2011
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District average
  • Alaska state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Academy Charter School is a charter middle school in Palmer. 231 students go to Academy Charter School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Multiracial. 0% of the 231 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Academy Charter School is 15:1. Palmer Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 80%
Native American or Native Alaskan 7% 11%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is more traditional in its model then some in terms of a step-up approach but unique in the number of opportunities and options afforded to students inside and outside the classroom. The school values all subjects though some are covered less than others because of time constraints. Core subjects such as math reading and grammar are very well covered. Their science program has a lot of strengths as well. Teachers work well with parents children are by and large ability grouped and the principal is excellent! On the whole this is probably one of the best K-8 options in the Valley. Homework is reasonable and generally does not interfere with family life.

  • (2 years ago)

    Academy's science and math instruction is the top in the state of Alaska. Hands on experiments indepth learning and opportunities to really challenge the student to think are just a few of the ways the teachers help students master scientific and mathematical thinking! My kids are so fortunate to be able to attend and learn at Academy! This school really lives up to their saying of "no shortcuts no excuses!" They go all out for student learning!

  • (2 years ago)

    Academy's staff are dedicated to maximizing student learning! Staff collaborate and work as a team to create an environment that is conducive to learning. Staff work closely with parents and see parents as partners in education. Academy's staff are dedicated to being the best. The best in instruction! The best in student learning and achievement! Their constant effort to be on the cutting edge is evident in all they do! They work seamlessly K - 8. They have the recipe for success!!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    Academy is a great learning enviroment! The staff from the teachers to the principal really care about their students.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been a student at Academy Charter since Kindergarten and graduated from eighth grade this May. No school in the Valley could have prepared me better for not only high school but for life. Because the classroom sizes range from about 22-28 per grade as a student you develop strong relationships with your peers and have more one-on-one time with the teachers. The classroom also has an excellent environment; seldom does one hear swearing; The students are respectful of the teachers and each other. In third grade because I had tested out of both regular and advanced Language Arts and Math I was allowed to take those classes with the fourth graders without having to skip a grade. Little things like this have allowed me go into highschool with two credits that I can put on my transcript. Academy Charter is the best school in Valley no doubt about it.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended Academy Charter school K-8th grade. She is now a junior in highschool. Academy set a solid foundation for her school career. My son is now in 8th grade and he has also attended since kindergarten. When my son started falling behind the staff noticed immidiately and intervened. He is back on track and we are grateful they didn't let him fall through the cracks. The teachers and staff are amazing and I feel like they are a part of our family. I am going to miss them all when my son graduates.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is the best school ever. I can't believe it. Wonderful teachers great students and wonderful school. I love this school and you should come and see it!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son attends Academy Charter. As far as my husband and I are concerned it is the best school in the Mat-Valley and possibly the whole state of Alaska. We feel very privledged and lucky (children are chosen thru lottery selection) to have our son going to such an excellent school.

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