600 E. Railroad Ave. #6

Wasilla, AK 99654

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Mon - Thur 8.00 - 4.00

Fri. 8.00 - 3:30

Phone Number

907.352.7450

Academic Advisory Committee (AAC)

New/Returning AAC Members 

Jennifer Bashor
  1. Why do you want to be part of the AAC Advisory Board?  I believe that our program is amazing. We have worked hard over the past few years to improve our school. I would like to continue to be a part of making MSC one of the best homeschool programs.  It is both a privilege and great responsibility to be a part of the AAC.  I believe that my ideas and input would be a good addition to the AAC. 
  2. How are you currently involved with Mat-Su Central:  (Homeschool background, classes or workshops taken, why are you part of Mat-Su Central?). My family has been a part of Mat-Su Central since 2003  Three of our kids have graduated from here. I love that MSC provides classroom opportunities, support for traditional homeschool, and helps connect students with other opportunities in the district. I truly believe that we are the best homeschool program and yet we can continue to improve.
  3. How will you help make the MSC program better or more relevant?  As an experienced homeschool mom with a background in education, I have knowledge and experience that can help improve our program. We have an amazing program, but there is always room to make it better. I enjoy listening to other parents and their needs and helping them find a solution. I do not want to settle for what we have. Let’s continue to progress and improve. 

Thank you for your consideration,

Jennifer Bashor

Zachary Layman

1. Why do you want to be on the AAC advisory board?

I have been on the AAC advisory board for the past 8 years, and I have found it to be an educational and rewarding experience. I was homeschooled all 12 years before going on to get an AA degree at UAA and then a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Oregon State University. I am extremely pleased to see the options available to homeschool families today that I did not have as I was growing up. I have enjoyed the opportunity to be an advocate for these opportunities and would like to continue to do so.

2. How are you currently involved with Mat-Su Central: (Homeschool background, classes or workshops taken, why are you part of Mat-Su Central?)

My wife and I currently have three of our four children enrolled at Mat-Su Central. We love the blended learning model provided here. This will now be our 13th year being enrolled here.

3. How do you want to make the MCS program better?

I would like to continue working with MCS staff to improve communication between MCS and the families it serves. Over the past eight years there have been significant enhancements to the website and more streamlined communication regarding events. It has become clear over the past few years that we have outgrown our building. The MCSC staff have done a great job advocating for a new building and have worked hard to listen to parents and families throughout the process. I hope to continue being involved in these discussions. The AAC and MSC staff is always interested in feedback regarding your needs for communication with MSC.

Christine Greco

My name is Christine Greco and I am a parent of two students at MSCS.  We have partnered with MSCS on our boys academic journey since August of 2009 and I have been a member of the AAC since 2013.  Before becoming a Homeschool Parent at MSCS I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Reading.  I taught for the Syracuse City School District in Syracuse, NY for ten years before moving back to Alaska.

I would love to be on the AAC advisory board for 2020 to continue the work we have started with creating the best academic plan/path for each individual child.  I have enjoyed being part of a group of individuals that put students first and finds ways to create access for the best curriculum, classes, programs and staff to be part of that journey with the MSCS students.  

I am currently involved with Mat-Su Central as a member of the AAC, run the Homeschool Hockey Program alongside of my husband, and our family benefits from all the wonderful classes/programs/field trips and more that MSCS has to offer.  Over the years I have been an advocate for MSCS speaking on a panel in Anchorage to legislators, participated in a Q & A here at MSCS sharing how MSCS helps each individual child find the right academic path.  I have been a parent volunteer for many school field trips and would highly recommend them all, but especially the trip to Spencer Glacier 🙂 .  Being a part of MSCS is more than just having our child attend school or get a diploma, but it is a large network of caring individuals that are working together alongside our students to help make them successful and prepare them for the future.  

I would like to continue to volunteer with AAC to help MSCS students and families connect, grow, learn and advance in their academic journey.  I want to be part of a group of individuals that brainstorms ideas to improve the school from courses, field trips, technology, partnerships with the community and so much more.

About AAC

The Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) at Mat-Su Central School is a group composed of parents, school staff, principal and school board member(s) which was formed to address urgent needs at the school and parent concerns, and to give Parent Educators a strong voice in decision-making and policies at the school and District level. The group has been working to revise School Board Policies and Administrative Regulations to enhance the homeschool & family friendly Homeschool Support Program at Mat-Su Central School. One direct result of the AAC’s work has been the facility enhancements underway, which includes a family Homeschool Resource Center and space for student and parent workshops and labs.

AAC Agendas/Minutes
AAC Meeting Schedule

All MSC parents, vendors, and staff are invited to attend AAC meetings.

AAC Meeting Schedule 2019-2020, TUESDAYS @ 2:00, MCS WASILLA CAMPUS

  • August 13

  • September 10

  • October 8

  • November 5

  • December 3 (Principal Review)

  • January 14 (Elections)

  • February 4

  • March 3

  • April 7

  • May5

Academic Committee of Excellence (ACE)
About ACE

The Academic Committee of Excellence (ACE) is a subcommittee of Mat-Su Central School’s Academic Advisory Council.  The ACE is responsible for the evaluation of the variety of curriculum used by students to meet or exceed State standards.  It will also provide mentoring and professional parent educator development strategies to enhance cohesive instructional and educational delivery methods.All MSC parents, vendors, and staff are invited to attend AAC meetings.

ACE Meeting Schedule 2018-2019, 12:00 @ MSC

  • August 29

  • September 26

  • October 31

  • November 28

  • January 30

  • February 27

  • March 27

  • April 24

Involvement in ACE

All MSC parent educators are invited to attend the Academic Committee of Excellence meetings. These meetings are designed to help add or revise curriculum, materials, supplies, courses, and classes. In addition, ACE will be responsible for professional development opportunities. We welcome your advice and input and would love to see you there. You do not have to commit to attending all meetings, just come as you can.

  • ACE Meeting Schedule 2016-2017, 12:00 @ MSC – TBA
Contact

For more information contact Tracy Houser

Course Approval Form

Course Approval Form – To be linked soon

If you would like a course to be reviewed for approval, please download and submit the form above.