Alternative Learning Systems
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Alternative Learning Systems
Alternative Learning Systems are becoming increasingly popular as a way of providing education outside of the traditional school setting. These systems can range from homeschooling to online courses and educational camps. They allow learners to customize their education to fit their individual needs and interests.
Alternative Learning Systems can be beneficial for students who are not thriving in a traditional classroom setting. They can provide a more personal learning environment where students can learn at their own pace and in a way that works best for them. Students may also find that these systems are more flexible and allow them to focus on topics that are of interest to them.
Alternative Learning Systems can also be beneficial for those who have difficulty attending a traditional school due to financial, geographical, or other constraints. They can provide access to educational opportunities that may otherwise be unavailable.
Finally, alternative learning systems can provide a way for students to explore their interests and develop their skills in an engaging and meaningful way. They can also foster creativity and critical thinking skills, which can help students in their future academic and professional pursuits.
520 Fifth Ave
Fairbanks, AK 99701
PreK – 12
Overview Alternative Learning Systems
Alternative Learning Systems serves 236 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Alternative Learning Systems placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≤10% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 11-19% (which is lower than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Verdict on Alternative Learning Systems
Alternative Learning Systems is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 443 schools in Alaska (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.The diversity score of Alternative Learning Systems is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school’s diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.