• About BEST

     Mission

    Fairbanks Building Educational Success Together (BEST) is a school without walls where parents bear the primary responsibility for the management of their children’s education. BEST is committed to a framework in which the home is supported by the community as a viable educational alternative. BEST is a non-sectarian partnership between students, parents, professional staff, and community members where families and staff work together to customize an education for their children.

    Objective

    Fairbanks BEST will provide an alternative for families who want to teach state content and performance standards using teaching methods and materials of their choice with allotment support from the District.

    Options

    Fairbanks BEST provides two options for students:

    Homeschool Program
        Students K-12th receive an allotment for purchasing curriculum materials of their choice that align with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and state Grade Level Expectations (GLE’s.)
    Online Learning Program
        Students 9-12th enroll in a minimum of four courses through APEX, a fully accredited, online learning program with highly qualified and certified teachers and 24/7 technical support.


    Students in both programs

        Are eligible to participate in athletics, music programs, and other extra-curricular activities at their attendance area schools according to district/state guidelines and without withdrawal from their allotment (Homeschool Program).
        May enroll in up to two classes at local district schools.
        Are assigned a certified education specialist who is knowledgeable of various curricula, courses, resources, and learning styles as well as BEST policies and FNSBSD requirements.

Contact Information

  • Address
    520 Fifth Avenue
    Fairbanks, AK 99701

    School Hours
    Students: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
    Office: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Maggie Van Slyke
    Secretary (10 month)
    maggie.vanslyke@k12northstar.org
    (907) 452-2000 x11201
    (907) 451-1009 [fax]