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Homeschooling in Alaska

Here are some useful resources that may be helpful as you are getting started.

Power Homeschool’s Homeschooling in Alaska site highlights resources, helpful tips, support groups, and so much more!

Homeschool Laws and Requirements in Alaska

Each state has different rules regarding a parent’s ability to homeschool their children and all the laws that they must follow.

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Homeschool Associations and Support Groups in Alaska

Some of the best resources to help homeschool families be successful are homeschool associations, support groups, and co-ops.  

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How to Start Homeschooling in Alaska

If you have decided that homeschool is a good fit for your family, you are probably wondering how to get started with the whole process.  

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Field Trips Available to Homeschoolers in Alaska

The flexibility to go on more field trips is one of the many perks of homeschooling.  

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Alaska Homeschool Laws and Requirements

Many states have rules and guidelines regarding parents homeschooling their children. Here are some links to help you find information regarding Alaska.

Important Considerations for Homeschooling Success

Create a Study Plan

When homeschooling in Alaska, it is important to establish a clean environment where distractions are limited for your child to study on a regular schedule.  Study routines are valuable for learning discipline. They also help your child stay on track with weekly, monthly and yearly academic goals. Create a schedule and expect your child to stick to it. Modify the schedule when necessary to help your child stay challenged while still able to achieve your expectations.  

Read more: 10 Tips to Effectively Homeschool Online


Build Foundational Knowledge

As your child progresses in their studies, addressing gaps in their foundational knowledge will be crucial to their future success.  For example, if your child struggles with basic math, it may become nearly impossible for them to master more advanced math concepts until they get help with their basic math challenges.  In Acellus courses, Vectored Instruction automatically takes into account a student’s existing knowledge gaps and provides targeted interventions to bridge those gaps.  If a student lacks the foundational understanding required for the new concept, the system automatically provides relevant remedial content before proceeding further.

It is crucial that students achieve early success with online learning so that their confidence will grow. Sometimes it may be necessary to place your child into an earlier course so they can begin experiencing success before they are ready to start moving forward with their learning.  

Read more: Helping Your Student Excel in Acellus


You should keep thorough records of your child’s education. This will be beneficial when they apply for colleges or jobs after high school. Power Homeschool’s online parent portal automatically makes it easy to track progress, download coursework examples, attendance, and keep transcripts of classes taken.

It is also a good idea to get student ID cards and parent/teacher ID cards. Many retailers and venues offer teacher or student discounts that can be claimed by showing ID cards. A professional student ID card with a good quality identification photo included is also an good way to show that your student is enrolled is a reputable homeschool program.



Homeschool Associations & Support Groups in Alaska

Homeschooling can be a difficult process, especially if you do it by yourself. Luckily, Alaska has many resources available to homeschool families, including a statewide homeschool association.

The Alaska Private and Home Educators Association (APHEA) is a Christian organization that aims to aid Alaskans who seek education alternatives to public schools. The association sponsors an annual homeschool convention and special events, provides regular newsletters, and stays updated on legal changes that affect homeschoolers.

In addition to joining a homeschool association, homeschool support groups and cooperatives (co-ops) are available across Alaska that offer even more resources and benefits.

Check out our Power Homeschool Parent Support groups!

How to Start Homeschooling in Alaska

Before making the decision to homeschool your student, you will want to conduct thorough research to ensure it is a good fit for you and your family. Once you decide on homeschooling, you need to select between the homeschool options in Alaska. Whether it is required or not, it is a good idea to officially withdraw your student from their current school.

Next, you’ll need to create a homeschool curriculum or choose from one of the many options available to home educators. Power Homeschool is an online curriculum that provides courses and resources to K-12 students and their families. Learn more about getting started with us today!

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Homeschool Field Trips in Alaska

Field trips can allow students to explore firsthand what they are learning in their day-to-day lessons, and Alaska is home to many destinations that will provide educational fun for the whole family. 

    Although Alaska is a sparsely populated state, there are still plenty of field trips options. The following are just several options available to homeschool families:

          • Alaska State Museum in Juneau: Dedicated to Alaska’s culture, history, and people, this museum hosts various traveling and online exhibits as well as special events and exhibitions.
          • El Capitan Cave in Naukati: Homeschoolers can tour the longest cave in Alaska and learn about history, earth formations, and geology. Free guided tours are available during the summer and children over seven years old are welcome.
          • Katamai National Park and Preserve in King Salmon: Learn about various active volcanoes and hundreds of wildlife species that are home to the Katamai National Park. Ranger programs, nature hikes, and other explorative activities are also offered.
          • Aleutian World War II National Historic Area in Dutch Harbor: Students can explore the battleground and learn about how Aleutian Island and the rest of Alaska was affected during World War II.
          • Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Bettles: Take a trip up north to visit one of the most remote national parks. There are various visitor centers where you can tour exhibits and get help planning your excursion.
          • Alaska Zoo in Anchorage: As a zoo that is dedicated to the conservation of Arctic and sub-Arctic species, the Alaska Zoo is home to polar bears, snow leopards, Arctic foxes, and so much! Students can participate in camps and numerous other educational activities to learn about species native to cold climates.
          • Alaska Sea Life Center in Seward: Discover hundreds of marine species, including seals, crabs, eels, jelly fish, and so many more. Homeschoolers will learn about wildlife conservation
          • Anchorage Museum in Anchorage: This museum is the perfect place for Alaska homeschoolers to learn about the people, history, and culture of the state. Tours, classes, and special events make the Anchorage Museum the perfect field trip for learning about Alaska.
          • Big Delta State Historic Park in Junction: At the center of this park, is Rika’s Roadhouse, which welcomed travelers, hunters, gold stampeders, and traders during the early 1900s. With guided tours, museum exhibits, and acres of land, this park has plenty of areas to explore with the whole family.

    Power Homeschool aims to provide tools and resources to homeschoolers throughout their homeschool education. If you have any questions about Power Homeschool, please contact us.


    Disclaimer: The information provided on this web page is for general information purposes only. The information provided does not constitute legal advice and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

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