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

2015-16 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

Other calendars


2015-16 attendance recognition program

Our business partners are once again providing incentive prizes to students in all grade levels with excellent attendance.

Visit the attendance page for details

Attendance recognition

Download the ASD calendar

Exclamation pointParents and community members now have the option to download ASD's academic year calendar. Click the link below to open the calendar in the native calendar application on your device.


For instructions on how to subscribe to the calendar on a computer, Android, or iOS device, click here.


  Download the 2015-16 ASD calendar