The student council helps in school-wide recycling and assists in productions and fund raisers held throughout the district.
Students also perform community service projects. Some teachers work in both schools such as the music teacher who recently acquired five acoustic guitars for use in music classes, giving students exposure to new and different types of music in both the upper and lower schools.
Fathers and other male relatives are encouraged to support their children through a volunteer program called Watch D. As part of this practice, students help create classroom rules that will result in a productive learning environment.
The parents, with the teachers, set up multi-level learning groups so that the learning climate would allow students to learn within their own level and teachers could present material and projects in a flexible and innovative environment. Staff, students, and community volunteers tend the plots.
Students can participate in student council, sewing and crafting, art club, gardening club, drama club, cooking club, and music club. It is a unique science lab, but must be maintained with fundraisers to help the care costs of the animals. Strategic use of data enriches classroom instruction and ensures instruction is aligned to the school mission.
Since the inception, Chugach Optional has experienced success on the school level, but also on the state assessments. Band is also offered and fifth grade band students give a fall concert. Serving students between Kindergarten through fifth grade, students enjoy art, music, P.