Category Archives: Notices from the School

Lottery Application for 2021 is now open!

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Steller Secondary School, a part of the Anchorage School District, offers an alternative to standard (large school) education. We have about 200 students in grades 7-12 from the Anchorage area, all of whom attend the program by choice. The primary emphasis is on responsibility to self and to the Steller community. Students, parents, and staff participate in the democratic process of setting school policy and procedures. Students play an integral role in planning activities, from deciding when and where to have dances to what courses should be offered. In addition to participation in the operation of the school, students are encouraged to spend some of their time at Steller in community service in order to learn more about and contribute to the larger community in which they live.

While many of our classes are on an honors level and our academic standards are high, Steller does not offer phase level or advanced placement classes, nor do we have an interscholastic sports program. Instead Steller students participate in sport programs and take specialty classes at a school of their choice. At least eighty percent of our graduates attend a college or university. Several classes are taught seminar style, with an emphasis on close analysis and discussion. Students design contracts with teachers for independent study or self-directed learning courses not offered in the curriculum, or students may elect to teach a class to their peers. Many of our students take local university courses. Many students elect to pursue community service.

Students who do well are able to become self-directed and self-disciplined enough to take charge of their own learning to a large extent. During the course of their years at the school, students usually become more independent and able to make good decisions for themselves. There is no one typical Steller student.

Students can join Steller in any grade 7 through 12.  The deadline for the ASD Lottery  Application is March 18th.

To learn more about the Steller Philosophy, Intensives, Passages and more please visit the “Prospective Students” tab on our website, and the ASD website here

Questions? Call our Administrative Assistant Tami at 907.742.4950

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Material Pick Up on January 6

Hello Students, Parents and Staff,

Third Quarter class book and material pick up will be Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, please check with your teachers. You may also return class books and materials from second quarter.

We still have the drop-off box available Monday thru Friday, located outside the front doors on the bench to return books or materials between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm.  

Thank you and have a Great Day!

From the office

Register for Classes December 9

November 19, 2020

Good Morning Steller Families and Staff,

Second semester (third quarter) registration will be Wednesday, December 9, 2020.  Students will meet with their advisor on Zoom.  Please check with your Advisor for the Zoom link.

Registration Times:

8:00 – 9:00 = 12th grade

9:00 – 10:00 = 11th grade

10:00 – 11:00 = 10th grade

11:00 -12:00 = 9th grade

1:00 – 2:00 = 8th grade

2:00 – 3:00 = 7th grade

The class descriptions and schedule are posted on the Steller website, (see links below) to find a possible schedule. You will use this data to create your schedule with your advisor.  If you started a semester-long class in the first quarter, you must choose it again in the third quarter. For example, Algebra is usually a year-long class so this year you will take it first and third quarter. 

Course Schedule: (Links to an external site.)

Course Description: (Links to an external site.)

Please contact the front office staff or your advisor with any questions.

Have a Great Day!

Steller Office