K-8 News and Updates

  • K-8 Lottery NOW OPEN! (Closes March 9, 2018)

    Posted by BRENNA CARLSON on 1/15/2018

    As part of the district strategic plan to provide more choice to students and parents, the following elementary schools are accepting lottery applications for the 7th grade during the 2018-19 academic year.


    Apply online for any or all of our K-8 schools here!


    Download paper applications here:

    Please turn paper applications into the front desk of the school(s) you applied for. 

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  • 2018-19 School Options

    Posted by Rebecca Hurbi on 12/15/2017

    There is now a webpage 2018-19 School Options which shows the grade options at each school in the district. Not sure which schools will be offering grade 7 in the 2018-19 school year? Check out the 2018-19 School Options!

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  • Take The K-8 Parent Interest Survey!

    Posted by Brenna M. Carlson on 11/1/2017

    Parents, please take our K-8 Interest Survey! All K-8 model schools are starting the process of gauging interest in 7th grade enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. 


    K-8 Interest Survey










    K-8 Interest Survey


    Principals at Arctic Light, Hunter, Joy, Ladd and Nordale are excited to share their individual school K-8 models with the Fairbanks community. Check out each schools individual K-8 Model here: 


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  • K-8 Timeline

    Posted by Rebecca Hurbi on 10/6/2017

    Principals at Arctic Light, Hunter, Joy, Ladd and Nordale are preparing to advertise the school’s K-8 models this month. Information will be available via brochures at Parent Teacher Conference, on websites, and through social media posting. Please find additional information about the conversion timeline below.

    • October 4-17: K-8 teams finalize informational brochure for their K-8 school.

    • October 20: Each school's informational brochures available for parent teacher conferences, posting on school websites, k-8 page, and district social media sites.

    • By October 25: Open Parent Interest Survey prior to parent teacher conferences. Paper copies will be available at K-8 schools.

    • October 30-November 17: Schools communicate to parents regarding Parent Interest Survey for 7th grade at K-8 schools.

    • November 17: Close Parent Interest Survey.

    • December: Schools build master schedules.

    • January: Parents finalize choice. Lottery process used to determine student placement.
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  • Resources for Parents

    Posted by BRENNA CARLSON on 2/8/2017

    Parents will want to consider many factors when making the decision about where their student will attend. One of the resources we have to offer parents are research studies that provide information about how students do in the different school configurations through 8th grade.


    Read the summaries of the research.


    Presentation to the School Board
    (June 6,  2016)


    Review the K-8 Options Survey results.

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