What’s so unique about ARLA?

Here are some notable things about our model that set us apart from traditional schools:

ARLA’s unique school calendar with three intensives and two 60-day semesters provides time for cross-curricular field work, career mentorship, and individualized projects.

The school will offering concentration areas for our first junior class in fall of 2018 inNorthern Food Production, and Renewable Energy. Additional concentrations will be added in subsequent years including Boreal Ecology and Community Planning, 

• Grade-specific credit requirements include Freshman and Senior Transitions, Personal Finance, Human Relations, Character Education, and Career Mentorship.

Partnerships being developed with APU and UAF for sharing of resources, instructional support, curriculum development, teacher training, and college credit options.

Community connections integrated in ARLA courses will help students develop connect with their community through place-based project learning, incorporation of indigenous and other local experts, collaborations with local colleges, and career mentorship.

Rigorous academics focused on practical real-world application for college and professional preparation.

Each student has a teacher mentor for support and guidance.

Students have active roles in food production, processing, and distribution

Renewable Energy and Cold Climate Construction courses will help prepare students for up-and-coming career opportunities.

Across curricula learning have foundations in outdoor study and physical activity

• Our small school offers increased capability for nurturing a school community that feels more like a family.

This school will attract a broad range of learners motivated to be more involved in education.