Academic Policy Committee

What is the role of an APC in a charter school?  The APC is the governing body of a charter school.  Basically, they establish and oversee curriculum, rules, policies, finances and hire the principal to operate the school under their governance.  The principal reports directly to the APC and informs them throughout the year about the operation of the school during regular APC meetings that are open to the public.

Who can be on the APC at Aurora? The APC of Aurora Borealis consists of parents of enrolled students.  There is one Community Seat that the APC board and use to bring on someone from the community as they see fit.


The purpose of Aurora Borealis Charter School is to provide the finest academic program possible.  To meet this purpose, it is our obligation to promote an educational environment that reflects high academics, character, and citizenship standards for all students and establish classroom conditions where these standards can be met.


  1. To conduct ABCS affairs in accordance with its mission statement.
  2. To exercise all such powers as are provided by State and Federal law, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District policy, and these Bylaws in order to accomplish the ABCS mission statement.
  3. Support teachers in maintaining a classroom environment where high academic, character, and citizenship standards can be met for all students.
  4. Support the administrator in the accomplishment of the mission statement through implementation of adopted policies and procedures while holding the administrator accountable for the achievement of measurable standards through annual review of test scores.
  5.  Maintain current core curriculum classroom materials as approved by the Academic Policy Committee.
  6. Encourage parents/guardians to actively participate in their child’s education.


SEAT        Member Name                        Start of Term                              End of Term

Seat A        Dana McDonald                      Started April 2019                               May 2020

Seat B        Mark Montgomery                 Started August 2019                            May 2020

Seat C        Ginni DeLon                              Started August 2019                           May 2021

Seat D        Bruce Jackman – Chair                     Elected 2015                               May 2021

Seat E        Doug Gordon- Treasurer                  Elected 2016                               May 2022

Seat F         Dave Klein                               Started  August 2016                            May 2022

Community Member (Optional): VACANT

Administrator: (non-voting member) Cody McCanna

Seats up for Election in 2020:   Seat A & B

APC Meeting Minutes                                                                Administrator Reports

2016-17 School Year

APC Minutes August 25, 2016                                                    August Admin Report

APC Minutes September 13, 2016                                              September Admin Report

APC Minutes October 11, 2017                                                    October Admin Report

APC Minutes November 7, 2017                                                  November Admin Report

APC Minutes January 17, 2017                                                      January Admin Report

APC Minutes February 20, 2017                                                    February Admin Report

APC Minutes March 21, 2017                                                         March 21 Admin Report

APC Minutes May 16, 2017                                                             May 16 Admin Report

APC Minutes May 31, 2017                                                 No Admin Report (Review Meeting)

2017-18 School Year

APC Minutes August 8, 2017                                            August 8 Admin Report

APC Minutes August 29, 2017                                           August 29 Admin Report

APC Minutes Oct 24, 2017                                                October 24 Admin Report

APC Minutes Nov. 28, 2017                                               November 28 Admin Report

APC Minutes January 23, 2018                                        January 23 Admin Report

APC Minutes April 3, 2018                                                April 3 Admin Report

APC Minutes May 29, 2018                                              May 29 Admin Report

2018-19 School Year

APC Minutes August 14, 2018                                         August 14 Admin Report

APC Minutes October 9, 2018                                         October 9 Admin Report

APC Minutes November 29, 2018                                  November 29 Admin Report

APC Minutes February 4, 2019                                       February 4 Admin Report

APC Minutes April 1, 2019                                               April 1 Admin Report

APC Minutes May 7, 2019                                                May 7 Admin Report

APC Minutes May 16, 2019                                              APC Performance Review FY19