About Qargi Academy

Online High School Featuring Iñupiaq Tradition and Culture

The Qargi is a relaxed, comfortable learning space where North Slope students come to receive academic support, social-emotional support, participate in cultural projects, community projects, and engage in active learning of the Iñupiaq language and culture. Flexible online high school academic courses and tutoring are offered 24/7 and can be accessed from home, the Qargi, or anywhere that has an internet connection. In addition, trained elders share traditional Iñupiaq culture, language knowledge, stories, and foster the Iñupiaq ways of connecting and mentoring with the youth.


Qargi Academy offers North Slope high school students:

  • Guidance from trained, local Ilisaqtitchiriit who monitor student academic progress and are passionate about serving youth and fostering the Iñupiaq language and culture.  
  • An exceptional, individualized online high school curriculum with the ability to learn anytime, anywhere.
  • A flexible year-round schedule that allows students to work at their own pace and participate in seasonal subsistence activities.

Physical Qargi Locations

Wainwright Qargi Academy Alak School Location

Alak School

576 Main St, Wainwright, AK 99782

Barrow High School Qargi Academy Location

Barrow High School

1965 Takpuk St, Utqiagvik, AK 99723

Our Vision

The vision of QARGI Academy is that North Slope Borough students will have access to a high-quality education, gaining knowledge and skills to prepare them to be contributing citizens in a society with a thriving Iñupiaq language and culture. Enrollment is now open.