Located in the breathtaking coastal region of Southern Southeast Alaska, Ketchikan Charter School is surrounded by natural beauty and rich wildlife. It serves grades K-8 and challenges students to perform at higher academic levels and master their core subjects. The school follows the Core Knowledge Sequence curriculum that places emphasis on intensive academics.
Ketchikan Charter School came into existence with the efforts of parents who were concerned about their children’s education and community members who understood the need for an elementary school that focused on academic excellence. It began its operation in 1997 and initially served grades K-6. Today, with an enrollment of about 180, the school boasts the highest test scores in the district.
The school’s program is organized to ensure that the entire class focuses on grade-level material as a single group, but with grouping when needed. The school encourages students to use the latest technology to learn, and all secondary students are given laptop computers. Highly qualified teachers and scientifically research-based curriculum add to the student’s success at KCS.
Language arts, mathematics, science, art, and social studies (history, geography and world events) form the main topics that children learn here. The First Lego League is a non-profit international robotics program that is offered to students. Each year, students are challenged with robot games and research topics. Physical education and music are incorporated.
410 Schoenbar Road
Ketchikan, AK 99901
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