• 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.

     

    Fairbanks BEST provides several options for students:

     
    All students 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.
     
    Students K-12th receive an allotment for purchasing curriculum materials of their choice that align with an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and Alaska State Standards. The allotment is only available for students who enroll prior to the end of October, of the current school year.
                       
    Students 9-12th enroll in a minimum of four courses through a variety of platforms that are fully accredited, (online) learning program with highly qualified and certified teachers and 24/7 technical support
     
    All students 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).
     
    All students have the option to enroll in up to two classes at their attendance area school. 
     
     
     

Contact Information

  • Address
    520 Fifth Avenue
    Fairbanks, AK 99701

    School Hours
    Students: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Proctored student online tests begin at 12:30 PM and must be completed by 4:00 PM


    Office: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm

     

    Maggie Van Slyke
    Secretary (10 month)
    maggie.vanslyke@k12northstar.org

    (907) 452-2000 x11201
    (907) 451-1009 [fax]

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