Aurora Borealis Charter School
8 May 2023 / by Crystal Brown
About Aurora Borealis Charter School
Aurora Borealis Charter School is a unique educational opportunity for students in grades K-12. Located in the small town of Fairbanks, Alaska, Aurora Borealis Charter School offers an innovative approach to learning that combines traditional and experiential education. The school focuses on a student-centered approach to learning, emphasizing the importance of developing a strong sense of self, a respect for diversity, and an appreciation for the natural environment.
At Aurora Borealis Charter School, students have the opportunity to explore their individual interests and talents through a wide range of classes and activities. The school offers courses in the arts, sciences, and technology, as well as physical education and outdoor education. In addition to traditional subjects, students can also explore the local environment and take part in cultural activities.
The school’s community-based approach to learning encourages students to become active citizens and to take part in their local community. Through service learning projects, students can develop a deeper understanding of their community and its needs.
Aurora Borealis Charter School is committed to providing a quality education for all students. The school is dedicated to creating a safe and welcoming environment for everyone and strives to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
705 Frontage Rd Ste A
Kenai, AK 99611
K – 8
Overview Aurora Borealis Charter School
Aurora Borealis Charter School serves 174 students in grades Kindergarten-8.
Aurora Borealis Charter School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Alaska for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 90-94% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 80-84% (which is higher than the Alaska state average of 44%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Alaska state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Alaska state average of 53% (majority American Indian).
Verdict on Aurora Borealis Charter School
Aurora Borealis Charter School is ranked within the top 1% 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 Aurora Borealis Charter School is 0.36, 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.