About Fireweed Academy

Mission, Vision and Core Values of Fireweed Academy

Fireweed Academy, formerly the Homer Charter School, was founded in 1997 by parents, teachers, and members of the community who want the Homer area to have choices in educational opportunities. Fireweed Academy is a FREE public school of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. Our school receives public funding like other KPBSD schools, its teachers must meet the same high standards, and its students undergo the same standardized testing.

Fireweed Academy is operated by an Academic Policy Committee. Although we are required to address State of Alaska educational standards and meet State benchmarks, we have the flexibility which allows us to set our own educational goals using alternative resources, methods, and assessments.

Our mission is…To provide a compassionate learning environment that gives students, parents, teachers and community members opportunities to develop: Self Reliance, cooperation, creativity, reasoning ability, personal growth and academic achievement.

The components of our program include:

Theme Immersion
Multi-level groupings
Project based learning
Constructivist methods
Making Connections
Socratic Seminars
Integrated Arts
Authentic Experiences

Little Fireweed (grades k-2) is located at 813 East End Road and Fireweed Academy’s grades 2-6 occupy four classrooms within West Homer Elementary School at 995 Soundview Avenue in Homer, Alaska.

Comments from parents-why enroll in Fireweed Academy

For more information, click on the links below.

FWA Brochure

FAQ’s about Charter Schools

FY14 AHERA Parent Letter

2 Responses to About Fireweed Academy

  1. Stephanie Rathert says:

    My son is very high functioning autistic, his brother, 17 months his junior is not. Would Fireweed Academy be able to meet the needs of my soon to be 10 year old’s IEP and my 8 year olds wonderfully ordinary lifestyle?

    Thank you,

    • e02450 says:

      Stephanie, I sent you an eamail on April 29th and a followup on May 7th. Please give me a call if you have any further questions
      Janet Bowen 235-9728

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