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Shuttered elementary campus will become new home for charter school in Anchorage, Alaska

April 20, 2023
Once Abbott Loop Elementary closes in May. the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, will take over the space.

The Anchorage (Alaska) School Board has approved a plan to move a district charter school onto the campus of an elementary school that is closing at the end of the school year.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, which serves K-8 students with a curriculum that incorporates Alaska Native values, will move into Abbott Loop Elementary’s building in late May.

Abbott Loop is set to close at the end of the school year.

The charter school’s supporters say the lack of space at its existing location, a wing of Bettye Davis East Anchorage High School, detracts from the learning environment and its cultural mission.

The charter school also does not have access to its own gym, lunchroom or library.

Once it moves to the Abbott Loop building, the charter school will be housed there for a maximum of five years while the school’s leadership board develops a plan to secure a long-term home for the charter school.

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