formed it's first school in 1981 when the students met
old Far North Grocery building with their teacher, Laurel
They decided to call it Far North after the building
they were using.
At this time, the Steese was only a summer road
had to be gathered before the snows came and closed
the road for
the winter. With few books and using a copy
machine for lesson
sheets, the school was born.
the school got its own buildings, two 3-wide trailers
to be temporary structures, but have been so well
that we are still using them. In 1997, when the BLM
closed in Central, the school acquired several more buildings
were moved to school property. One of the buildings was a
commercial kitchen and dining area. Others were converted
a shop and storage areas.
has varied from as low as 1 student to about 28 and
has had from
1 teacher to 3 depending on student numbers. The
very supportive of it's school and will go out of their
do special things for the kids!
child should have the opportunity to learn in a positive
Far North provides that opportunity to the
Central. The teacher, parents, staff, and volunteers
committed to the students and their education. Our goal
to provide a quality education for each child, based on
needs and abilities.
curriculum at Far North is designed to be meaningful and
for the students. This school year we are participating
the Aurora Alive science program. Aurora Alive is a
science curriculum that teaches basic physics concepts
through the study of the Northern Lights.
This program uses interdisciplinary,
hands-on lessons to
engage students in the learning process.
This curriculum is
aligned with the National Science, Math,
and Language Arts
Standards, the State of Alaska Standards for
Responsive Schools and the Alaska Content Standards.
If you would
like more detailed information about Far North
feel free to contact us. To go to our contact