Learning Options

  • Have you compared the learning options available for your student? There are three options:

    • In-Person/Blended Learning (I want my child to go their school when its open and learn from a school teacher in person and, when needed, remotely)

    • eLearning (I want my child to stay home even if schools are open and learn from a district teacher)

    • Homeschool (I want my child to stay home and I will guide their instruction)

  • Overview    What is eLearning    Register    FAQ


  • With the new eLearning program, your student will stay enrolled in their home school and receive remote instruction from a district teacher. The FNSBSD eLearning program will:

    • Provide a consistent and reliable plan for students and families
    • Offer courses aligned to learning standards
    • Ensure secondary courses meet NCAA and graduation requirements
    • Provide resources to support parents as learning coaches for their students
    • Ensure virtual teachers have been trained to engage students and support online learners

     The virtual program is still connected to a student’s neighborhood/choice school. Parents and students will continue to:

    •  Receive school communications
    •  Have opportunities to participate in activities, clubs, and athletics
    •  Access academic planning and graduation support



What is E-Learning?

  • eLearning is a robust remote learning program offered by the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District. It enables students to complete online courses, yet still stay deeply connected to their school. Utilizing an enhanced learning experience for students and families, eLearning offers high quality, rigorous, and well-rounded learning opportunities. It also includes instructional supports.

    Build a Personalized Plan
    The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District believes that each student's educational journey is unique, and students perform better when they receive supportive, personalized attention in a safe learning environment. After a student enrolls in the eLearning program, FNSBSD staff will discuss the student's strengths and evaluate previous school performance to inform and guide the best personalized online learning plan. Staff and students will set goals to match the student's personal and academic skills, and establish a timeline to meet each goal.


    Empower Students and Families
    Students prosper when parents take an active role in education. As part of the eLearning program, staff, parents, and students will collaborate to build the student a personalized plan. Parents can be closely involved in their child's daily education, and they're able to see real progress every day using the online learning system and working with supportive FNSBSD teachers to keep students on track.

    Energize Student Engagement
    Because eLearning is personalized, kids that choose to enroll in this online program will have the benefit of pacing their own learning. Students will also have opportunities to engage with real world applications of learning.  Your student will also have a variety of options for staying connected to friends, clubs, and sports at their home school.

Contact Information

E-Learning Registration

  • We understand that information around Covid-19 and schools is changing frequently. If you're interested in eLearning for your student and would like to register, please contact Teaching and Learning at 452-2000 ext. 11202. 

    As we get closer to the start of school, you'll be contacted to both confirm your interest in eLearning and to begin establishing your child's learning plan.

eLearning FAQs

  • What is the difference between blended learning and eLearning?

  • What is the difference between eLearning and homeschooling?

  • What will be expected of my student if they enroll in eLearning?

  • What are the benefits of eLearning in the District?

  • What happens if I take my child out of the District and enroll in another homeschool, like CyberLynx or Raven?

  • Will FNSBSD eLearning be synchronous or asynchronous?

  • Will students in the eLearning program earn grades?

  • Can my eLearning student go back to the classroom if our family feels comfortable?

  • My student is at a charter school or alternative school. If I decide to attend school 100% online through the new eLearning program, do I lose my place at that school?

  • What if my student does not have a computer or internet access?

  • Will special education services be provided to my child if I choose eLearning?

  • Can my student still get breakfast and lunch from the school?

Last Modified on August 10, 2020