ANCCS Curriculum

Standards

The school curriculum will meet the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Standards for Content and Performance and the Anchorage School District Grade Level Expectations (GLEs).

 

Overview

The curriculum for the Charter School is structured around four themes. The four themes provide the strands through which the essential cultural and academic knowledge of Alaskan Natives will be studied. One theme will be taught per quarter. The theme acts as an umbrella for the full elementary curriculum. The themes are:

 

First quarter: Living in place
Second quarter: Language and Communication
Third quarter: Culture and Expression
Fourth quarter: Tribe and Community

 

All of the Alaska Native ethnic groups will be incorporated in the sequence of study through the elementary years. The grade levels are as follows:

 

 P   Alaska Native Art/Dance/Storytelling
 K 
 All Alaska Native Cultures
1
 Yup'ik, Cup'ik 
2
 Unangan (Aleut) and Sugpiaq
3
 Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Eyak
4
 Athabascan
5
 Inupiaq/Siberian Yup'ik
6
 All Alaska Native Culture Review
 7  Alaska Native Government & Issues
 8  Alaska Native/American Indian Literature

 

The curriculum will include classroom and community based activities, which implement the academic and cultural standards as outlined in the Alaska State Standards and Culturally Responsive Schools.

 

Anchorage School District math, science, and health curricula will be implemented.