Category Archives: Notices from the School

Steller Student Recruitment for 2022-2023

Steller Secondary is having a virtual Open House on Wednesday, Feb. 16th and Thursday, Feb. 17th! 

This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with our principal and the teachers of Steller, learn about the Steller Philosophy, and experience our community. Join us via Zoom from 6:00 – 7:30PM!

 Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 918 3468 3634
Passcode: 571588
Steller Secondary will also be attending the Alternative School Fair at the ASD Education Center! 
If you are a Steller student or parent, we would love for you to join us at the fair to represent our wonderful community! Send an email to Antionette ( with the subject line “Interested in Volunteering” or call 907-742-4950. 
Alternative School Fair
Saturday, Feb. 19th 12:00 – 4:00PM
5530 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99504 
And to top it all off, Steller will host an in-person Open House on March 1st!
More details to come for this event, but we are excited to open our doors to current and potential students and their parents! 

Lottery Application for New Students 7-12 for 2022-2023 School Year Opens February 1

We need your help spreading the word to your friends and family about Steller.

Here are some important dates: 

  1. The Lottery Application Opens this week on Tuesday, February 1. 
  2. Steller Open House (via Zoom) is Wedensday, February 16 or Thursday, February 17th 6:00 to 7:30pm.  

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 923 5371 5611
Passcode: 812072 

3, Lottery Application closes on Thursday, March 17, and runs on Friday, March 18th. 

4. Families will be notified on Friday, March 25th and have 48 hours to accept to decline (more details on the exact policies for this on the District website). 

You can help by:

Following our Facebook page and sharing the posts on your own Facebook Page. 

Sharing our poster and flyers electronically or printed wherever in your community you think people might be interested (you can pick up printed posters and flyers in the office starting late next week). 

Joining the Open House – it is wonderful to have a strong turnout of students, staff and families to help answer questions for new families, and show how strong our community is. Mark your calendars! 

2022 Welcome to Steller Flyer for Printing (1)


First Week Schedule

Our first day back is August 17th. This day students will get to work with their advisors and select their courses for the first semester. (See for schedules).  This will be done through a virtual format. The times each grade level will need to check in to meet with their advisors are listed below. You will receive an email from your student’s advisor by August 13th with more detailed information. In the meantime, please plan to be ready during your student’s slotted grade level time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 907-742-4950.

8:00-9:00AM 8th Graders

9:00-10:30AM 7th Graders

10:30-11:30AM 12th Graders

11:30AM-12:30PM 11th Graders

12:30-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM 10th Graders

2:00-3:00PM 9th graders

Wednesday August 18th – Meeting with Advisors – In Person

8:30AM-2:05PM: Students will meet with Advisors for the day. 

Lunch will be 11:45AM-12:40PM

Thursday August 19th – Meeting with Grade Level Groups – In Person

8:30AM-2:05PM: Teachers will meet with Grade Level Groups for the day. 

Lunch will be 11:45AM-12:40PM

Friday August 20th – First day of class w/ modified schedule – In person

Students will have an opportunity to visit every class.

1st Period – 8:30-9:15AM

2nd Period – 9:20-10:00AM

3rd Period – 10:05- 10:45AM

4th Period – 10:50-11:40AM

LUNCH – 11:40AM-12:40PM

5th Period – 12:40-1:20PM

6th Period – 1:25-2:05PM

7th Period – 2:10-3:30PM – Open for clubs, teacher assistance, conferences with staff

From Steller Office

Year-End Conferences

Dear Parents and Guardians,

End of the year conferences will take place on May 19 and May 20. These are student led conferences that include the student, parent/guardian(s), and the advisor. The focus for your end of the year conference will be to review this year, set goals for next year, review credit count sheets and progress towards graduation, and address any concerns that students and/or parents might have.

Our goal is to have 100% attendance so all Steller students have the opportunity to show off their strengths and talk about areas they need to improve.

  1. Go to:

  2. Choose Steller as the school

  3. Choose mix grade

  4. For Team Name, choose your student’s ADVISER

  5. Choose the date you wish to come in

  6. Choose your time and continue through the process. You can sign up to receive a reminder email. 

If you need to cancel your appointment time, you will have to email your adviser. Thank you and see you soon!


Link to Access Student Photos Online

Good afternoon! Thank you for having us at the school today. It was so great to see all of the kids and staff members.

Below is the link parents can visit to view and purchase school pictures from today. The 7 Digit ASD student ID number will need to be entered in order to access the photos.  If anyone missed pictures or would like a retake please have them contact Fitzgerald Photography directly to set up an appointment. 

Online order link:

Questions?  Contact Fitzgerald Photography at:


Principal Candidate Webinar – Save the Date!

As you know, after many years of service our principal Reed will be retiring at the end of this school year.  ASD is currently in the process of hiring someone to join our school. Because of the unique nature of Steller, students and parents are being given a voice in this process.

The final principal candidates will answer the same six questions during a candidate webinar on Monday, April 26 from 6 to 7pm. All community members are invited to listen to the webinar and then provide feedback.

This is your opportunity to find out more about each candidate’s leadership style, and their perspective on the unique community that is Steller. It would be really great if we had a strong turn out of students, staff and parents/guardians for this important event. 

Tami will send out the link to the event closer to the date, but be sure to mark your calendars! 








Lottery Application for 2021 is now open!

If you would like to view a recording of our Information Night please email Kirsten at

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

View Our Brochure Here

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