The first year of the Anchorage School District's perfect-attendance incentive program to get kids to come to school every day is almost over -- and students and staff say it's working.
According to ASD, some 12,813 elementary students and 444 high-schoolers are still eligible for a Disneyland vacation or a free car. At SAVE (Specialized Academic Vocational Education) High School, where attendance is a big issue, seeing five students still in the running is a big deal.
It's been a long four years of high school for Justus Easley. After barely getting by at Dimond High School, he came to SAVE this school year with about 10 credits.