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Private, correspondence, home programs offer chioces

Posted: Friday, August 11, 2000

The Kenai Peninsula offers families a variety of education choices. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District offers special education programs, on-line learning, the Aurora Borealis Charter School and a partnership with Kenai Peninsula College for teens seeking advanced courses. Central peninsula parents also can review educational opportunities through home school, correspondence study and several area private schools.

Home school

Home school has always been popular in Alaska. Participating families in Sterling and Soldotna have support groups.

The Sterling Homeschool Co-op meets monthly starting 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information call Susan Pfaffe at 260-3384.

The Soldotna Homeschool Support Group is open to all home schoolers. It meets monthly starting Aug. 29. This year plans include an Alaska history studies group. For more information call Patty Nabinger at 262-9075.

Cyber schools

The correspondence programs that grew up in Alaska's frontier times have metamorphosed into cyber schools for the 21st century. Options for peninsula students include:

n The Kenai Peninsula district's Connections cyber-school program -- online at connect. kpbsd.k12.ak.us, or phone 262-6315;

n Alyeska Central School, a program of the state Department of Education and Early Development : www.educ.state.ak.us/Alaskan_Schools/ACS/home.html;

n IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska), a program of the Galena City School District, which has a central peninsula office at 260-7555 -- www.galenaalaska.org/idea/idea.htm

n Copper River School District correspondence program using the Calvert curriculum -- www. crsd.k12.ak.us/correspondence/;

n Delta Cyber School from the Delta/Greely School District -- www.dcs.k12.ak.us:8001/; and

n Cyber Lynx Correspondence Program from the Nenana City Public School -- cyberlynx. nenana.gcisa.net/cyberlynx/.

Private schools

Reads Primary School is a secular private school in Kenai. It opened in 1996 and now serves 26 students in kindergarten, first and second grades with two teachers. Reads is not accepting new students at this time because of high demand. It is now taking waiting list names as far ahead as 2005; but people on the waiting list have a good chance of admission, said administrator and teacher Pam Hershberger. The first day of school is Aug. 21. The program does operate a three-week summer school, which emphasizes phonic reading readiness for any children entering kindergarten and first grade. For more information, call 283-2848.

Those seeking Christian education can find it at Cook Inlet Academy, Kalifonsky Christian School or Wings Christian Academy.

Cook Inlet Academy, the largest Christian school on the central peninsula, has been open for 28 years and is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The nondenominational academy educates children in preschool through 12th grade and is accepting new students. A board of parents operates the school, which is not affiliated with a particular church. The school's focuses are academics and character; it uses an assortment of Christian teaching resources. Programs include sports and a foreign exchange with Russia. Registration runs through the month of August; the office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School starts Aug. 23. For more information check the Web at www.cookinletacademy.org or call 262-5101.

Kalifonsky Christian School opened in 1979 under the leadership of the Kalifonsky Christian Center. It accepts students from a variety of denominations in kindergarten through seventh grade and uses the Abeka curriculum. School begins Aug. 23. For registration or more information on KCS, call 283-3150 or call Adele Pribbenow, the administrator, at 262-9539.

Wings Christian Academy, open to all denominations, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. At Mile 15 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, the academy is affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. It teaches an individualized curriculum from The School of Tomorrow. This year the school's theme is "raising standards for the new millennium" and one of its goals is to send students to an international Christian school convention in Missouri. Classes start Aug. 21. Applications are being accepted now. For information, check out the Web at www.ptialaska.net/~ibcwca/wings.html or call 283-9361. The office is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or leave a message at other times.

The Kenai Peninsula offers families a variety of education choices. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District offers special education programs, on-line learning, the Aurora Borealis Charter School and a partnership with Kenai Peninsula College for teens seeking advanced courses. Central peninsula parents also can review educational opportunities through home school, correspondence study and several area private schools.

Home school

Home school has always been popular in Alaska. Participating families in Sterling and Soldotna have support groups.

The Sterling Homeschool Co-op meets monthly starting 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information call Susan Pfaffe at 260-3384.

The Soldotna Homeschool Support Group is open to all home schoolers. It meets monthly starting Aug. 29. This year plans include an Alaska history studies group. For more information call Patty Nabinger at 262-9075.

Cyber schools

The correspondence programs that grew up in Alaska's frontier times have metamorphosed into cyber schools for the 21st century. Options for peninsula students include:

n The Kenai Peninsula district's Connections cyber-school program -- online at connect. kpbsd.k12.ak.us, or phone 262-6315;

n Alyeska Central School, a program of the state Department of Education and Early Development : www.educ.state.ak.us/Alaskan_Schools/ACS/home.html;

n IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska), a program of the Galena City School District, which has a central peninsula office at 260-7555 -- www.galenaalaska.org/idea/idea.htm

n Copper River School District correspondence program using the Calvert curriculum -- www. crsd.k12.ak.us/correspondence/;

n Delta Cyber School from the Delta/Greely School District -- www.dcs.k12.ak.us:8001/; and

n Cyber Lynx Correspondence Program from the Nenana City Public School -- cyberlynx. nenana.gcisa.net/cyberlynx/.

Private schools

Reads Primary School is a secular private school in Kenai. It opened in 1996 and now serves 26 students in kindergarten, first and second grades with two teachers. Reads is not accepting new students at this time because of high demand. It is now taking waiting list names as far ahead as 2005; but people on the waiting list have a good chance of admission, said administrator and teacher Pam Hershberger. The first day of school is Aug. 21. The program does operate a three-week summer school, which emphasizes phonic reading readiness for any children entering kindergarten and first grade. For more information, call 283-2848.

Those seeking Christian education can find it at Cook Inlet Academy, Kalifonsky Christian School or Wings Christian Academy.

Cook Inlet Academy, the largest Christian school on the central peninsula, has been open for 28 years and is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The nondenominational academy educates children in preschool through 12th grade and is accepting new students. A board of parents operates the school, which is not affiliated with a particular church. The school's focuses are academics and character; it uses an assortment of Christian teaching resources. Programs include sports and a foreign exchange with Russia. Registration runs through the month of August; the office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School starts Aug. 23. For more information check the Web at www.cookinletacademy.org or call 262-5101.

Kalifonsky Christian School opened in 1979 under the leadership of the Kalifonsky Christian Center. It accepts students from a variety of denominations in kindergarten through seventh grade and uses the Abeka curriculum. School begins Aug. 23. For registration or more information on KCS, call 283-3150 or call Adele Pribbenow, the administrator, at 262-9539.

Wings Christian Academy, open to all denominations, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. At Mile 15 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, the academy is affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. It teaches an individualized curriculum from The School of Tomorrow. This year the school's theme is "raising standards for the new millennium" and one of its goals is to send students to an international Christian school convention in Missouri. Classes start Aug. 21. Applications are being accepted now. For information, check out the Web at www.ptialaska.net/~ibcwca/wings.html or call 283-9361. The office is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or leave a message at other times.

HEAD:Private, correspondence, home programs offer choices

The Kenai Peninsula offers families a variety of education choices. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District offers special education programs, on-line learning, the Aurora Borealis Charter School and a partnership with Kenai Peninsula College for teens seeking advanced courses. Central peninsula parents also can review educational opportunities through home school, correspondence study and several area private schools.

Home school

Home school has always been popular in Alaska. Participating families in Sterling and Soldotna have support groups.

The Sterling Homeschool Co-op meets monthly starting 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information call Susan Pfaffe at 260-3384.

The Soldotna Homeschool Support Group is open to all home schoolers. It meets monthly starting Aug. 29. This year plans include an Alaska history studies group. For more information call Patty Nabinger at 262-9075.

Cyber schools

The correspondence programs that grew up in Alaska's frontier times have metamorphosed into cyber schools for the 21st century. Options for peninsula students include:

n The Kenai Peninsula district's Connections cyber-school program -- online at connect. kpbsd.k12.ak.us, or phone 262-6315;

n Alyeska Central School, a program of the state Department of Education and Early Development : www.educ.state.ak.us/Alaskan_Schools/ACS/home.html;

n IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska), a program of the Galena City School District, which has a central peninsula office at 260-7555 -- www.galenaalaska.org/idea/idea.htm

n Copper River School District correspondence program using the Calvert curriculum -- www. crsd.k12.ak.us/correspondence/;

n Delta Cyber School from the Delta/Greely School District -- www.dcs.k12.ak.us:8001/; and

n Cyber Lynx Correspondence Program from the Nenana City Public School -- cyberlynx. nenana.gcisa.net/cyberlynx/.

Private schools

Reads Primary School is a secular private school in Kenai. It opened in 1996 and now serves 26 students in kindergarten, first and second grades with two teachers. Reads is not accepting new students at this time because of high demand. It is now taking waiting list names as far ahead as 2005; but people on the waiting list have a good chance of admission, said administrator and teacher Pam Hershberger. The first day of school is Aug. 21. The program does operate a three-week summer school, which emphasizes phonic reading readiness for any children entering kindergarten and first grade. For more information, call 283-2848.

Those seeking Christian education can find it at Cook Inlet Academy, Kalifonsky Christian School or Wings Christian Academy.

Cook Inlet Academy, the largest Christian school on the central peninsula, has been open for 28 years and is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The nondenominational academy educates children in preschool through 12th grade and is accepting new students. A board of parents operates the school, which is not affiliated with a particular church. The school's focuses are academics and character; it uses an assortment of Christian teaching resources. Programs include sports and a foreign exchange with Russia. Registration runs through the month of August; the office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School starts Aug. 23. For more information check the Web at www.cookinletacademy.org or call 262-5101.

Kalifonsky Christian School opened in 1979 under the leadership of the Kalifonsky Christian Center. It accepts students from a variety of denominations in kindergarten through seventh grade and uses the Abeka curriculum. School begins Aug. 23. For registration or more information on KCS, call 283-3150 or call Adele Pribbenow, the administrator, at 262-9539.

Wings Christian Academy, open to all denominations, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. At Mile 15 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, the academy is affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. It teaches an individualized curriculum from The School of Tomorrow. This year the school's theme is "raising standards for the new millennium" and one of its goals is to send students to an international Christian school convention in Missouri. Classes start Aug. 21. Applications are being accepted now. For information, check out the Web at www.ptialaska.net/~ibcwca/wings.html or call 283-9361. The office is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or leave a message at other times.

The Kenai Peninsula offers families a variety of education choices. The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District offers special education programs, on-line learning, the Aurora Borealis Charter School and a partnership with Kenai Peninsula College for teens seeking advanced courses. Central peninsula parents also can review educational opportunities through home school, correspondence study and several area private schools.

Home school

Home school has always been popular in Alaska. Participating families in Sterling and Soldotna have support groups.

The Sterling Homeschool Co-op meets monthly starting 7 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information call Susan Pfaffe at 260-3384.

The Soldotna Homeschool Support Group is open to all home schoolers. It meets monthly starting Aug. 29. This year plans include an Alaska history studies group. For more information call Patty Nabinger at 262-9075.

Cyber schools

The correspondence programs that grew up in Alaska's frontier times have metamorphosed into cyber schools for the 21st century. Options for peninsula students include:

n The Kenai Peninsula district's Connections cyber-school program -- online at connect. kpbsd.k12.ak.us, or phone 262-6315;

n Alyeska Central School, a program of the state Department of Education and Early Development : www.educ.state.ak.us/Alaskan_Schools/ACS/home.html;

n IDEA (Interior Distance Education of Alaska), a program of the Galena City School District, which has a central peninsula office at 260-7555 -- www.galenaalaska.org/idea/idea.htm

n Copper River School District correspondence program using the Calvert curriculum -- www. crsd.k12.ak.us/correspondence/;

n Delta Cyber School from the Delta/Greely School District -- www.dcs.k12.ak.us:8001/; and

n Cyber Lynx Correspondence Program from the Nenana City Public School -- cyberlynx. nenana.gcisa.net/cyberlynx/.

Private schools

Reads Primary School is a secular private school in Kenai. It opened in 1996 and now serves 26 students in kindergarten, first and second grades with two teachers. Reads is not accepting new students at this time because of high demand. It is now taking waiting list names as far ahead as 2005; but people on the waiting list have a good chance of admission, said administrator and teacher Pam Hershberger. The first day of school is Aug. 21. The program does operate a three-week summer school, which emphasizes phonic reading readiness for any children entering kindergarten and first grade. For more information, call 283-2848.

Those seeking Christian education can find it at Cook Inlet Academy, Kalifonsky Christian School or Wings Christian Academy.

Cook Inlet Academy, the largest Christian school on the central peninsula, has been open for 28 years and is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International and the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges. The nondenominational academy educates children in preschool through 12th grade and is accepting new students. A board of parents operates the school, which is not affiliated with a particular church. The school's focuses are academics and character; it uses an assortment of Christian teaching resources. Programs include sports and a foreign exchange with Russia. Registration runs through the month of August; the office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. School starts Aug. 23. For more information check the Web at www.cookinletacademy.org or call 262-5101.

Kalifonsky Christian School opened in 1979 under the leadership of the Kalifonsky Christian Center. It accepts students from a variety of denominations in kindergarten through seventh grade and uses the Abeka curriculum. School begins Aug. 23. For registration or more information on KCS, call 283-3150 or call Adele Pribbenow, the administrator, at 262-9539.

Wings Christian Academy, open to all denominations, serves students in preschool through 12th grade. At Mile 15 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, the academy is affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. It teaches an individualized curriculum from The School of Tomorrow. This year the school's theme is "raising standards for the new millennium" and one of its goals is to send students to an international Christian school convention in Missouri. Classes start Aug. 21. Applications are being accepted now. For information, check out the Web at www.ptialaska.net/~ibcwca/wings.html or call 283-9361. The office is open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or leave a message at other times.



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