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School-of-Choice Fair Showcases Alternative Instruction Options


On January 18, 2012 the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District will host the School-of-Choice Fair.
The fair will showcase the school district’s alternative educational options including four charter schools, a
comprehensive career technical high school, an elementary magnet school, and a district-based
correspondence school with both home school and online programs.

Participating schools include Barnette Magnet, Chinook Montessori Charter School, Effie Kokrine Early
College Charter School, Fairbanks B.E.S.T. (online and home school programs), Hutchison High School
(a career technical high school), Star of the North Charter School, and Watershed Charter School.
The School-of-Choice Fair is a valuable opportunity for students and parents to discover and learn more
about the variety of educational options available in the Fairbanks school district.

“The school district’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to families and students
enhances the vision of ‘Excellence and Equity for All.’ Schools of choice and alternative educational
programs are evidence of this commitment,” said Kathy Hughes, Executive Director of Alternative
Instruction & Accountability.

The School-of-Choice Fair will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 2 – 7 pm in the Board Room of
the Administrative Center at 520 Fifth Avenue.

For more information contact: Kathy Hughes, Executive Director of Alternative Instruction & Accountability,
452.2000 x340 or kathy.hughes@k12northstar.org

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