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Interior Distance Education of Alaska Report Card

In 1997, the Galena City School District began an innovative homeschool support program. The Interior Distance Education Academy was founded on the principle of honoring the parents’ ability to provide an excellent one-on-one tutoring experience, using individualized curriculum materials and educational methods.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the IDEA program is to provide resources and support to parents who have elected to educate their children at home; to achieve a partnership with families that honors the efforts and dedication of home-schooling parents. We believe that committed parents who have a keen understanding of their children's learning styles and needs are capable of selecting appropriate curricular materials to meet each student's individual educational needs. We believe a free-flowing exchange of knowledge and ideas among a community of learners is necessary to achieve quality instruction. We believe the best instruction is based upon the individual needs of each student. We believe a priority is to promote academic and civic excellence, meeting and exceeding the standards established by the State and the responsibilities needed for life in contemporary society.

Interior Distance Education of Alaska

Guidance Counselor Or Academic TutoringYes More Info
Social Or Emotional CounselingYes More Info
Special ClassificationHome school Program
Geographic RestrictionsYes, there are geographical restrictions
Geographic DetailsIn-State Only
International Students AcceptedNo
Enrollment Tests Or RequirementsStudents must take at least 50% of their courses must be core classes (exception for Seniors), fill out enrollment application, and physically reside in Alaska
Campus LocationsYes
Social OpportunitiesYes, there will be academic trips are available for middle school and high school students
Religious AffiliationNONE
AccreditedYes
University AffiliatedNo
Part Time AvailableN/A
Graduation RateN/A
Computer LabYes
Second Language CourseworkYes
Necessary Education MaterialsDepends on whether the student is granted the entire financial allotment, or only a partial allotment of funds
Hybrid LearningYes
Class ScheduleBoth Live and On-Demand
Student Success StoriesN/A
Free TuitionYes
Free Tuition RestrictionsN/A
ScholarshipsN/A
LoansN/A
Payment PlansN/A
DiscountsN/A
Other Financial AssistanceN/A

Please review this school’s standardized test scores and read more about our thoughts on state testing below. Understand that the state test scores below can be a useful indicator of a successful school, but they are not the only indicator.

View Results By Grade & Subject

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3th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
69%
State
77%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
79%
State
79%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
75%
State
74%

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4th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
60%
State
75%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
85%
State
80%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
74%
State
49%

Science

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
53%
State
79%

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5th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
56%
State
76%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
88%
State
83%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
67%
State
75%

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6th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
71%
State
74%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
88%
State
79%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
79%
State
72%

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7th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
73%
State
69%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
91%
State
83%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
76%
State
72%

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8th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
67%
State
70%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
91%
State
85%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
79%
State
56%

Science

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
63%
State
72%

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9th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
61%
State
63%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
96%
State
83%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
85%
State
73%

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10th Grade

Math

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
60%
State
60%

Reading

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
90%
State
79%

Writing

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
73%
State
64%

Science

Standards Based Assessments

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
71%
State
72%

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11th Grade

Math

High School Graduation Qualifying Examination

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
51%
State
31%

Writing

High School Graduation Qualifying Examination

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
42%
State
41%

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12th Grade

Math

High School Graduation Qualifying Examination

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
31%
State
29%

Writing

High School Graduation Qualifying Examination

Percentage of students testing at proficient or better:

School
58%
State
42%

The debate on the importance and value of standardized test scores has raged across the country for the better part of the decade. On one hand, a standardized test is one of the easiest and simplest ways to compare and contrast the success of students in certain schools and school districts. On the other hand, some students’ academic abilities do not shine through on tests. Here at OnlineSchools.com, we see the validity in both arguments, which is why we chose to present test data for each school without any editorial comment. Understand that test scores can be a useful indicator of a successful school, but they are not the only indicator. Also please note that each state offers slightly different types and versions of these standardized tests, so comparing test results from one state to results from another isn’t informative, or fair. If you have any questions regarding the test scores we have displayed, please contact us and we will be sure to answer your questions to the best of our abilities. Thank you.

At-A-Glance
Level:K - 12 Location:Fairbanks, AK Free Tuition:Yes Schedule:Both Live and On-Demand Status:Public
Interior Distance Education of Alaska
2157 Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701

(877) 582-4332
www.ideafamilies.org