The Anvil City Science Academy is a public middle school that offers educational opportunity to students from the fifth through eighth grades. It belongs to the Nome Public School System and currently accommodates 44 students. The school focuses on hands-on and place-based study of local environments, connecting students with nature. A highly rigorous academic program prepares students for higher education.
Having been in existence for fourteen years, ACSA has expanded over the years from just one room in 2000. It currently managing 20 acres of both uplands and wetlands by Anvil Creek. Students here get to experience the uniqueness and freshness of working in a natural laboratory. Recently, some of the wetlands were rehabilitated as part of the Schoolyard Habitat Program.
The science-based curriculum places emphasis on the current science and technology in all subject areas, such as in the development of Podcasts, iMovies, utilization of Promethean Boards, and Finale for music compositions by students. Thematic learning and outward bound exploration are part of the school’s Core knowledge curriculum. With a student-teacher ratio of 17:6, students get personalized attention.
The Anvil City Science Academy addresses individual differences and encourages cross-curricular projects. This proves to be an advantage for students to draw on the personal experience of individuals, helping promote self-discovery and learning. Outdoor activities include lake and other camping trips, ice fishing, mountain hiking and others.
Mile 3.5 Nome-Teller Hwy.
Nome, AK 99762
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