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Baranof
Baranof asks:
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How do I register my son for publicly funded Alaska State remote site 5th grade education package?

Have accepted job as winter caretaker at remote site in Southeastern Alaska.  My son is going into 5th grade. I assume Alaska has a publicly funded curriculum, (books, study-guide, et cetera). I did some home schooling as a kid, both Calvert course and Univ. of Nebraska extension courses, but the Calvert course is expensive compared to my salary as caretaker. Where do I apply to get a 5th grade education package from Alaska state?
In Topics: School and Academics, Homeschooling
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hello, I have a few different suggestions to share with you.

First, have you consider public online school? Here is information about the Alaska virtual academy offered by K12:
http://www.education.com/schoolfinder/us/alaska/alaska-virtual-academy/

Second, have you reviewed the information on the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development website? http://www.eed.state.ak.us/ Consider asking your question directly to them.

Third, you might consider reaching out to others who are homeschooling in Alaska, such as the IDEA ("homeschool support program of the Galena City School District serving the needs of students throughout Alaska since 1997"): http://www.ideafamilies.org/

Below are some additional informational resources you may also find helpful. All the best to you in your new job, and to your family in the new home. Thank you for asking!

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chugachscho... writes:
Alaska has wonderful options for homeschooling.
Check out Chugach Homeschool Extension  to learn more.
You'll have a vast array of choices from Calvert, to online courses, or a many curriculum to choose from, plus teacher support.  All at no expense to families living in Alaska.
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