Polaris K-12 School

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6200 Ashwood Street

Anchorage, AK 99507

(907) 742-8700

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Grades: K - 12

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 479

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

18 Parent Reviews for Polaris K-12 School

My children have been at Polaris for over ten years. We've been very happy with the small, family type atmosphere. Middle School starts in 6th grade, giving a year of "practice" which was good for both my kids. My eldest was a pro by the time she hit 9th grade! The academics are advanced, in part ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/14/13

This is a wonderful and friendly school. Because it is a bit small, we don't have as much sports as other schools, but we can try out for any teams in other schools. It is student-led and challenging

Posted by a other on 11/27/11

I first entered Polaris as a kindergartener in the fall of 1999, in the old building. As a lifelong Polarian I have had a very sheltered life from regular, larger public high schools, which I have never regretted. The academics are rather advanced and intensives have always been fun. In elementary we ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 02/15/11

Polaris K-12 is an extremely hands on type of learning. It involves high levels of participation from the parents/ guardian. Being a student there I have to say that the teachers are a bit difficult and require a lot of one on one confrontation with students and parents. The school does not offer sports, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/21/11

It offfers many options for older kids.

Posted by a parent on 09/29/10

It is like a family, guiding, teaching, and giving wonderful learning opportunities, both in the classroom and in the wider community and the world to students, teachers, and parents. Parental involvement is high. Our goal is to promote lifelong learning among all members of the community.

Posted by a parent on 04/19/10

Have a step son in polaris and my husband and I are VERY disappointed in Polaris all around. He gets NO grades to be able to determine his progress. His homework papers come back with nothing checked and wrong answers leaving our son believing his wrong answer is correct. The entire school is very ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/18/10

My children attended Polaris for many years but within the past couple the feel of the school has changed. The 'new' school (remodeled) is very nice and comfortable but the overall leadership has shifted. There is a much more punitive than in the past and sometimes seems that there is an over-reaction ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/14/10

I started at Polaris when I was in 8th grade. My first day was during intensives, and I was automatically welcomed to sit at a table with people I did not know. I was very happy, and I made so many new friends in only the first few days at school. I do think the math program could be worked on a bit, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 09/30/09

as a student there it was hard for me to keep up in polaris. the thing i hate most about polaris is that there math, language arts, art it is all for me very disapionting for me. this school doesn't have a very good education prograim for me. it's hard to keep up witch is quiet sad becuase they have ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/29/09

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Test scores for Polaris K-12 School

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Test Year: 2011
Polaris K-12 School
Anchorage School District
* In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE 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.

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Anchorage schools — Polaris K-12 School is located at 6200 Ashwood Street, Anchorage AK 99507. 6200 Ashwood Street is in the 99507 ZIP code in Anchorage, AK The school district for Polaris K-12 School is the Anchorage School District. Polaris K-12 School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 12.
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