Close-up of a paper calender.


Many factors are taken into account when creating the school year calendar, including mandated test days and federal holidays. Find out more about how the calendars are developed, or read the approved Anchorage School Board memo regarding calendars for 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19.


Please note that there has been a change to the testing dates reflected in the elementary handbook. For the most current dates, please refer to the 2015-16 testing calendar below.


Academic year calendars

2016-17 school year


Future calendars

Kindergarten and first grade delayed start dates must be approved by the state education commissioner each spring.

Calendars last updated in January 2016.


Past calendars