It is time to register for the Paris and Barcelona Intensive. If students register before May 31st, they can save money for early registration. Scholarships are available and scholarships applications need to be picked up from Leigh Anne or the office, filled out, and returned to the office by Wednesday the 22nd. Students can still register in the fall, but secure your spot now. Registration information can be found at https://www.explorica.com/My-Account/My-Tours/TourCenter.aspx. The ID to sign up is Fast-4605. If you have any questions, please email Troy or Leigh Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Brian’s intensive is looking for one additional driver/chaperone to accompany the group on our trip to Cordova, May 13-17. We will be taking a ferry from Whittier on Monday, May 13 and returning by ferry Friday, May 17. We will be spending 2 nights in a rustic cabin and 2 nights camping as we explore the Copper River area by bike. This chaperone would have the choice of biking or driving when we are exploring Cordova and (with your help) we will have room to bring a large heated tent and a cot so you can sleep comfortably! Thank you! Contact Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hola Steller Community! This Friday there will be a movie night hosted by the students of the Alaska Tourism Intensive. There is no admission fee to attend, however, all of the proceeds will go towards covering the costs for the exchange students coming up from Ecuador this spring. Let’s take a night off from our busy week to enjoy and celebrate Latin American culture. We hope to see you there!
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With spring just around the corner, it is time to get signed up for Steller’s Spring Intensives! Whether your interests are preparing for the future, enjoying a bit of history, creating something with your own two hands or getting out and enjoying the beauty of Alaska or JAPAN, there is something for everyone to learn and enjoy. Students will sign up for their top three choices this Monday, March 4, 2019, during Advisory. Intensive Fee Waivers will be available in the office and need to be turned in no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding intensives:
Question #1: What is an Intensive? This unique class allows students the opportunity to engage deeply within a specific subject area and complete a quarter credit elective class in just two weeks.
Question #2: Is this a mandatory class? The answer is, this is a part of the Steller Secondary curriculum. Each school within the Anchorage School District offers 180 days as a school year. Intensives are included in that 180 days. This is also one of the key benefits of attending Steller Secondary. Our quarters and semesters are made shorter so that we can included this benefit for students to participate in area of study they would not normally get to participate in. Intensives also allow our students the opportunity to travel for credit and participate in humanitarian efforts throughout the world.
Question #3: When are Intensives and how does my child sign up for them? Intensives are held at the end of each semester. Students will be informed of sign up dates in their Advisory classes. Signups will take place online during Advisory.
Question #4: How and when do I pay for Intensives? If your child is enrolled in a class that requires payment (yes, there are Intensives that are FREE), payments will be made on Zangle/Q ParentConnection. Payments are NOT currently set up. We will email you at a later date when Zangle/Q is set up for Intensive payment.
Question #5: Are there scholarships or fee waivers available? Steller Parent Group offers scholarships and fee waivers to students in need of financial assistance. Waiver forms are available in the front office.
Souper Steller is happening today! Student volunteers are needed in the kitchen, today before lunch. Parents, if you would like to lend a hand, your help would be greatly appreciated! Students, don’t forget to bring your bowls and enjoy a delicious potato bacon soup courtesy of the Steller Parent Group.