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  • Chugiak Elementary School7

    Chugiak, AK | Anchorage Municipality County

    October 17, 2014

    I have had two children in this school for five years. They are both fluent and confident in their Spanish. They are both excelling in the English taught curriculum also. I feel welcomed by the principal and teachers. I am very happy we decided to enroll our children in this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 14, 2014

    My daughter was in the Spanish Immersion program for her Kindergarten and First grade years. Kindergarten was great. First grade was horrible. We ended up with a very unstructured teacher with no classroom management. It cost my daughter her entire year. After many conferences, I moved my daughter out finally in the spring back to our homeschool, where I then found that she was 8 months behind the other students in that homeschool. Due to the Spanish Immersion program, the students work much slower and do not get a quality education in English. After that year, we moved out of state. We ended up putting my daughter back into 1st grade for a second year, due to how far behind she was due to the Spanish Immersion program. Chugiak E.S. was trying to tell me she had learning problems. I found out she did not. She just never got a good education at that school. She is doing fine now and has no problems, except for the fact that she will be 19 years old when she graduates due to the Spanish Immersion program.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 11, 2013

    We LOVED this school and were so sad when we moved away. Two of our children attended here and the teachers and staff are AMAZING! The class sizes are great, as well. My kids were in classes of only 18 students, you can't beat that! The building is nice, with good parking for school events, and the curriculum is top notch. I wish we could come back to this school! My children were not in the Spanish Immersion Program, they were already in second grade when they started here.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 22, 2010

    Chugiak is a great school with fabulous teachers. The Spanish immersion program is excellent and my daughter loves this school. I would recommend it for any family to look into. The school is very inviting for the children and parents and the principal is great, which filters down to the teachers.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 28, 2008

    I was really struggling on whether to enroll my daughter in a 'public' school. I finally enrolled her in the Spanish Immersion program at Chugiak Elementary. I have to say as of right now I am really impressed with the patience of teachers and structure they have developed. My daughter loves going to kindergarten.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 19, 2007

    I love this school. My kids have a great time and enjoy going everyday. The PE activities offered after school are great and fill up very quickly. Parent involvement is impeccable. This is, in my opinion the best school in the area and that is evident in the number of kids in the school.

    Submitted by a parent

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