Excellence and Equity for All

  • North Star College

    • Parents or guardians of all FNSBSD current juniors on track for 2021 graduation who have an interest in pursuing college coursework in their senior year are invited to apply to the first cohort of North Star College (a partnership between FNSBSD & UAF). Participating students will have the opportunity to earn 7 - 15 transcripted college credits!

     

    • Courses begin in Fall 2020. Earning college credits through North Star College will be free for students (although some miscellaneous fees may apply). Students still remain eligible for student activities at their home school. District transportation will be available! 

     

    • The minimum GPA is 2.5 for acceptance into North Star College. Two references are required. Of those who meet the qualifications, students will be selected through a random process. Students who are selected will take Accuplacer & ALEKS and will take specific pre-selected cohort classes, and choose from a wide selection of core content courses at UAF.   Courses will be selected in conjunction with a school counselor.

     

    • The application window will be from Jan 22 through Feb 26, 2020.

     

    • There will be a North Star College Launch event for interested students and parents on the evening of January 30th. More info coming soon!

     

    • If you have any questions, please see your high school counselor or call the Teaching & Learning Dept. at x 11422.

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    HELPFUL LINKS

    North Star College FAQs

    Before classes begin in Fall 2020, bus routes and schedules for North Star College will be available on the FNSBSD Transportation page

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  • Start/End Times

    Please come out to NPHS to partake in this open house discussion on January 22nd from 6:30-8:00 pm. We look forward to hearing our community's feedback!

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  • Bell Schedule2020

    We are piloting a new bell schedule and new SSP model. Anchor SSP times are required for all students to attend and work through lessons. Flex SSP times are designed to provide academic interventions or enrichments. Each week the PowerSchool Grade Reports will be reviewed by SSP teachers. Students with no Ds or Fs will be able to use the Flex SSP time for enrichment studies, extended lunches, etc. for that week. Students who have low grades will be required to attend their regular SSPs that week for the concentrated academic advisory to help students improve their weekly grades.  Students who have Cs or better in all classes may elect to still attend their regular SSP during the Flex SSP time in order to receive additional supports if the students choose.

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  • Vaccinations

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  • Click here for the student handbook, complete with new dress code!

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  • Patriot Daily Bulletins

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District News

In the News

  • North Pole students beautify their school with an art project for all seasons

    The view on the way to math class at North Pole High School got a little brighter with colorful glass landscapes. Four lighted cases in the math wing stairwell show the four seasons in glass with layers of flowers, leaves, trees, insects, mountains and moose fused onto panels measuring two feet by four feet.

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  • First responders awarded for dedicated public service, putting lives at risk

    Members of the community were honored over the weekend for their dedicated public service in roles that can put their lives at risk. The 'No One Left behind Banquet' was a night to honor first responders and their families for their service, dedication and pivotal roles they provide to the Fairbanks North Star Borough communities. Sarah Price, with North Pole High Schools JR-ROTC, shared how the students in the program strive to exemplify the same leadership skills of those being recognized.

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  • Student service project honors first responders

    One of the recipients of the Outstanding First Responder Awards is a police officer who helped a young girl overcome a fear of police. The officer was nominated by the girl’s foster mother.

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