Winter Semester Registration Begins September 1

Aug 27, 2020

The latest update from our Community Programs staff at The Arc Recreation Center and Sparc: a creative place regarding registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 Winter Semester.

Greetings from The Arc of Anchorage and Sparc: a creative place!

We hope this finds you and those close to you healthy and safe. All of our program staff are excited to share with you this announcement of the second phase of our reopening, with morning and afternoon classes Monday through Friday.

Below you’ll find a link to the digital version of our new class schedule for the 2020-2021 Winter Semester, which is planned to begin on September 14, 2020. You’ll notice there are options for both on-site, in-person classes as well as online options through Zoom.

We are also continuing our popular Anchorage Explorers program, which is designed for those who aren’t comfortable with participating in group classes during the pandemic. The goal of Anchorage Explorers is to get people out of their homes and safely participating in activities according to their individual comfort levels. In the past few months our Explorers have done walks one-on-one with staff, met up with friends for socially distant hikes and outdoor video games, visited Whittier and the Anchorage Zoo, and held impromptu karaoke parties in The Arc’s campus parking lot.

Please review the schedule and get in touch with our team if you have questions.

Online registration will open September 1, 2020 and staff are available to assist throughout the process. Note that space is limited, but we will do our best to accommodate anyone interested in participating.

Finally, know that we will continue to follow the guidelines listed in the safety plan we used for our phase one reopening. Some of those guidelines include masks, social distancing, limited class sizes and at-the-door temperature checks. As always: questions, concerns and feedback are welcome and appreciated.

Thanks to those of you who have stuck with us through the pandemic and to everyone for your patience as we’ve figured out how best to move forward. We look forward to seeing many of you soon.


Community Programs Staff – The Arc Recreation Center and Sparc: a creative place