Category Archives: Notices from the School

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 .asdk12.org/steller 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:  https://apps.asdk12.org/ConferenceScheduling/StudentScheduleStartExt.aspx

  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!

 

Yearbook Pick up May 5th

YEARBOOKS are here!!

 If you pre-ordered a yearbook they will be available for pick-up next Wednesday, May 5th from 10:00am -3:00pm. 

If you did not order a yearbook and would like one, we have very few to sell.  It is a first come-first serve basis and will not be able to hold any for future purchase or pick-up.

Thank you and Have a Great Day!

Tami

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: https://www.photoreflect.com/store/Photos.aspx?e=10708721

Questions?  Contact Fitzgerald Photography at:

(907)726-1562

alicia@fitzgeraldphotos.com

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! 

Kirsten

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lottery Application for 2021 is now open!

If you would like to view a recording of our Information Night please email Kirsten at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

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: https://www.asdk12.org/domain/4864 (Links to an external site.)

Course Description: https://www.asdk12.org/domain/4771 (Links to an external site.)

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

Have a Great Day!

Steller Office