Northern Susitna Instituteā€™sĀ mission is to provide students of all ages the opportunity to learn, share ideas and develop real life skills through a variety of experience-based programs and community partnerships. The Northern Susitna Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Fundamental Values and Beliefs

Underlying all endeavors of the Northern Susitna Institute are five essential beliefs about education and learning that guide our actions and decisions:

  • Students can best learn to think critically and creatively and to develop their capabilities through a diverse program of applied-learning and experience-based courses, activities, and projects that take place in the real world.
  • Experience-based and applied learning should be accessible to a broad range of students of every age, culture and socio-economic background.
  • Members of our community and the world are capable of contributing to the education of every child and to the education of one another.
  • Sufficient and convincing evidence of student achievement can be provided through direct, performance-based assessments.
  • It is possible to develop innovative solutions to educational problems by sharing knowledge and thinking creatively in a collaborative effort.