Alaska Middle College students head to UAA for new semester after quake

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Relocated by the November earthquake, many juniors and seniors with the Alaska Middle College School are now taking classes at the main campus, located at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Many of their classes are usually located in Eagle River.

"Originally we did think we would be allowed to get in by January 14 but the damage was a bit more extensive and the contractors have to spend more time getting the building ready so that's what triggered the move to main campus," Principal Luke Almon said.

Students were plugging in and connecting with classmates after the long break Monday morning. Before the earthquake, the school also utilized the Key Bank building in Eagle River

Almon says the quake caused pipes to burst, leading to significant water damage in the building.

Middle College Students with only college courses return to the UAA campus next week since the school follows the university's schedule.

Principal Almon anticipates students will be back to the Eagle River - Chugiak campus in the fall.

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