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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