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New charter school to focus on outdoor education

By KTVA CBS 11 News 11:59 AM December 3, 2013

The Anchorage Stream Academy will join eight other charter schools districtwide

ANCHORAGE – The Anchorage School Board signed off on plans for a new charter school Monday night.

The Anchorage Stream Academy is described as an “outdoor education charter school” for middle school students. The academy will focus on science, technology, engineering and math, aiming to help students learn through projects with real-world applications.

“It’s really challenging to do that in the large school environment,” said Andranel Brown, the academy’s founder. “We wanted a smaller school environment and a little more flexibility with the curriculum that we use.”

As a charter school, Stream Academy would be a separately-run part of the Anchorage public school system, joining eight other charter schools districtwide.

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