Anchorage Alternative School Gets National Recognition

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by Natalie Travis

ANCHORAGE--- SAVE High School is getting national recognition for its efforts to help struggling students graduate and become successful community members, according to officials Wednesday (2/20/13).

The alternative school, a part of the Anchorage School District, applied for one of five awards given annually through the National Youth-At-Risk Conference in Savannah, GA.

With around 265 students, SAVE is being honored as a 2013 High-Flying School---chosen for excellence in achieving academic success, community collaboration, citizenship development and democratic education.

Principal Karin Parker says an award like this allows people in the community to recognize the work done with juniors and seniors, some a year or more behind. The program provides academic education, including on the job training and vocational classes.

"We say that this a no drama school, we don't do drama," said Parker.  "It's really about coming in as a young adult, recognizing that your education is your responsibility and making that commitment, so you can be successful and graduate."

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