North Pole Academy
The North Pole Campus of Star of the North Secondary School, still fondly referred to as "The Academy" serves Fairbanks North Star Borough School District students in grades 7 - 12. The intent of the North Pole programs is to attract students whose parents, elementary school teachers or counselors feel would thrive in a small school setting. Often these young people are recently exited from Special Education, have been home schooled, or have moved from an Alaska native village where they have only known a small school setting. Sometimes they simply need more time to mature, have only recently begun to bloom or even suffer from family upsets. There is no single descriptor for our students, yet our intent for each of them is to try to prevent the middle school and ninth grade experiences that our older students tell us caused them to falter.