AKChoice News


Message from the Principal

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. Autumn is a season of transition, a time when nature showcases its splendid array of colors, and the atmosphere takes on a certain crispness that we can't help but appreciate. However, this fall, we anticipate more rain than usual, which presents both opportunities and challenges.

Maintaining Academic Excellence

Despite the weather, our commitment to academic excellence remains unwavering. We have prepared for the season by providing indoor activities, rainy-day lesson plans, and ensuring that our facilities are well-maintained to provide a comfortable and conducive learning environment.

Engagement and Community

This fall, let's take advantage of the rainy days to engage in activities that foster a sense of community. We encourage families to spend quality time together, reading, playing board games, or even volunteering for local charitable organizations that may require assistance during adverse weather conditions.

Positive Attitude

Finally, I want to remind all of us that a positive attitude can make all the difference. Let's embrace the rainy fall season as an opportunity to learn, grow, and come together as a school community. With determination and optimism, we can make the most of this season and continue to thrive academically and personally.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school. Together, we can make this rainy fall season a time of growth, unity, and success.

Wishing you all a safe and inspiring autumn.


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ALICE Drills and Trainings

ALICE Violent Intruder Information

We understand that not all of your children have had the opportunity to attend our physical school and participate in the ALICE Intruder Training. While we conduct these trainings to ensure the preparedness of our staff and students in case of an emergency, we believe that the skills and knowledge gained from these trainings are applicable in various everyday settings.

We understand that these topics can be unsettling for parents and students. If you need additional resources, please let us know. However, it's important to note that utilizing these resources does not certify you as a trained instructor. They are simply meant to support you and your child's learning at home, and are not a requirement for your at-home curriculum.

On September 26 and 27, we will engage in an active intruder drill on campus, where we will evacuate to our Rally point. These drills are meant to prepare students and staff in the event of an emergency.

K-3 Lesson Plan

I'm Not Scared...I'm Prepared Book

4th-6th Lesson Plan

4th-6th Video

7th-12th Lesson Plan

7th-12th Video

7th-12th Grade National Close Up to Washington DC.


We have a wonderful opportunity to attend the National Close-Up trip to Washington DC this year. Attached is the interest form for grades 7-12. For those that don't know Close Up takes students from across the world and immerses them in our Nation's capital, learning about our government and the history of our Nation.

Two great factors of this opportunity are that we are able to utilize allotment funds for a small portion of the trip and we are able to utilize the learning opportunities involved to meet most of the HS US Government and Civics course requirements for a .5 credit.

This trip opportunity would be broken into two chunks during the same approximate time. Middle school and high school both have separate programs running simultaneously and currently, we are exploring the NYC component for high school only.

If you are looking for more information please visit Close Ups website: closeup.org

Please fill out this form if you would like additional information and would also like to be included in future communication regarding the Close Up trip to Washington DC.

Important Dates

mClass Literacy Screener testing window September 5-15

Elementary Running Club Thursdays (9/7-10/26)

Picture Day Thursday, October 12th


Families who have general questions about OLS, vendors, and or receipts/reimbursements can send an email ticket to AKChoice@asdk12.org. More specific questions about students' needs should be sent to the advisory teacher.