The teacher-student ratio is one-to-five, which
amplifies mastery learning (insuring the student has mastered a skill before advancing to new learning). This ratio is such
an advantage for our students. They do not get lost between the proverbial cracks. It is quite apparent to the teacher when
a student is not comprehending a concept; thus, re-teaching and reinforcement can be implemented.Instructional Style
Direct instruction in a traditional
classroom setting is the instructional style at Academy of Higher Learning. Quick feedback also helps each student to know
where the problems may have been in an assignment. Correction of mistakes is expected for the purpose of learning to a standard
Our staff consists of a cooperative
of trained individuals working with the students to achieve mastery in learning.
Accreditation and Enrollment
is from accredited sources. Registered with the State of Alaska, Academy of Higher Learning follows all state requirements
and goes beyond expectations by testing with standardized tests every year. Many small schools in rural Alaska have too low
enrollment to apply for accreditation. Academy of Higher Learning enrollment is between 25 to 35 students, which does not
allow for the 150 students required for accreditation consideration.
Accredited curriculum is
used in all subjects. Creation science is taught K-12. History, social studies, and geography is taught from a Christian perspective.
Saxon mathematics is studied K-12. Reading and the study of the English language begins with phonemic instruction and the
patterns in our language. Mrs. Gibson is a Reading and Language specialist and stimulates the instruction of reading, language,
and literature throughout the school.
Bible is taught at each level. The Bible is used for the instruction, which is
based on a non-denominational foundation. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, a Christian foundational principal. The Trinity
is also at the foundation of Christianity. Chapel is attended by all students twice-weekly.
We encourage the students
to live by a high standard, to keep their character worthy of praise. Students who graduate from Academy of Higher Learning
desire to make a difference in the world and develop peace with one another. Accountability, integrity, and service are taught
Many young people struggle during adolescence
to not only discover themselves, but to discover a purpose. We truly help them recognize their value.
Opportunities beyond academics:
attending Academy of Higher Learning have been able to participate in:
Art: Set Design, drawing, painting, calligraphy
Recording and Video training