Kenai Alternative High School
Principal's Corner with Kyle McFall
Throughout the month of October, students began demonstrating moments of leadership. Several students took it upon themselves to show pride in their school and decorate it for Halloween. Other students seized the opportunity to participate in a Native Youth Leadership forum held on a Saturday and gain valuable experience in cultural and community leadership. Finally, other students engaged their peers in a discussion based upon respect at a Morning Meeting. These actions are indicative of student initiative and a desire to take ownership in their school and education.
We also had some fun this past month. Students enjoyed a nice day outside by going on a walk and playing kickball at a local park. We also had a pumpkin carving competition. We had several awesome entries as the students really took a lot of pride in their carving skills. Finally, we ended the month with competitive games in PE on Halloween. Students participated in several Halloween themed relays, demonstrating team work and communication skills. All-in-all, it was another great month at Kenai Alternative High School!
Walking Field Trip
Pumpkin Carving & Spirit Games
Student of the Month
Student Spotlight - Tayler Lee
Q. How was your experience at Kenai Alternative?
Tayler: "Kenai Alternative was very helpful. The academic point of views of both students and teachers is very helpful. I spent more time learning and growing as a person here than anywhere else."
Q. What advice would you give to incoming students?
Tayler: "If you put your mind to it, you can do it. Be prepared to work. The day goes fast and each class is worth half a credit, so you have to be ready to work. The teachers are here to support you. Talk to them...they will help you."
Q. What are your future goals?
Tayler: "I want to own my own business...something where I can use my creativity."
Q. Do you have any parting words for your classmates and/or teachers?
Tayler: "Come here with a growth mindset. KALT wants to help you academically but also prepare you for life beyond school. Embrace it."
We are proud of Tay for all that he has accomplished and look forward to seeing what he does in his future!
School Development Goals
For SY 2022-2023, Kenai Alternative High School will increase the graduation rate to 65% and reduce the dropout rate to less then 25% by offering increased credit earning opportunities through restructuring of the rotation schedule and offering afterschool and summer enrichment academies.
For SY 2022-2023, Kenai Alternative High School will increase student self-efficacy by 5% and student's ability to accurately identify their emotions by 10% on the KPBSD Climate and Mindset annual survey through development and implementation of SEL strategies in Study Skills and RAP classes.
Early Release Day
We have an Early Release Day on Friday, November 11th. Students will be dismissed at 12:30 pm.
We will be hosting our annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, November 15th at 12pm in the KALT gym. Invitations to community members and families are being sent out. Please RSVP by calling (907) 335-2870.
In celebration of Thanksgiving, there will be no school on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.