Last updated: October 14, 2018
Developing purposeful students to
Engage in academic excellence while
Advancing rigor, relevance and relationships for the
New leaders of tomorrow's world.
Band, Orchestra, Choir 6, Theatre Arts 6, or a 3-part rotation of Art, Music, Theatre Arts/Speech
Art Design, Art, Advanced Art, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Reading, Spanish IA*, Spanish I*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, French IA*, French I*, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
Art Design, Art, Advanced Art, Art I*, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Beginning Theatre Arts, Intermediate Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre Arts, Professional Communications*, Intermediate Communication Applications*, Advanced Speech, Reading, Spanish IB*, Spanish I*, Spanish II*, Spanish for Native Speakers II/IIIK*, Spanish for Native Speakers IVAP*, French IB*, French I*, French II*, Technology Education, Introduction to Web Mastering, Introduction to Computer Science, Teen Leadership, Yearbook, Newspaper, Touch System Data Entry*, Business Information Management I*, Principles of Human Services and Hospitality/Tourism*, Career Portals: Family & Consumer Sciences, Exploring Foods and Fabrics, Concepts of Engineering & Technology*, and Principles of Manufacturing*
High School credit will be awarded for the courses indicated. Students must qualify before enrolling.
1645 students as of September 17, 2018
Dean Middle School, named in honor of Berta Dean, was built in 1954 and opened in September 1955. Berta Dean came to Fairbanks in 1932 as one of three teachers of 84 pupils. She taught in the District for 25 years before retiring in 1957, at which time she had devoted 52 years of service to the teaching profession. Mrs. Dean began teaching at the age of 16 as one of two teachers in a two-story Waller school house--the year was 1902. She sincerely believed that the best in every child could be nurtured and developed through patience, love, and understanding. "Educational methods today are so much more wonderful that 25 to 50 years ago," she said upon her retirement. "Then we taught only the three Rs. Now, with such a broad curriculum, education as a whole is vitally interesting."
Partnerships with the community are vital in order to strengthen instructional outcomes for all students. We would like you to develop a collaborative relationship with us that will foster long-term student achievement ... one that offers opportunities for all students ... making a difference together. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Gonzalez at 713-460-6157.