January 28, 2015
Community members, business leaders and parents are invited to visit any ASD school during the month of February to learn more about Anchorage’s public schools. Tours are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on every Tuesday at every school. All schools also will hold an evening tour at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
“Public schools are a vital component of a healthy community. Our schools are remarkably diverse and offer a wide range of opportunities,” said Superintendent Ed Graff. “Amazing things are happening in our schools each day and we want the community to see that first hand.”
At its meeting on Monday, the Anchorage School Board designated February as Visit Our Schools Month in the Anchorage School District. While schools welcome members of the public year-round, the resolution supports the second annual effort during the month of February to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available to them.
Mayor Dan Sullivan also designated February as Visit Our Schools Month in the Municipality of Anchorage.
Prospective parents may use the tours as an opportunity to visit a variety of schools and programs in order to make informed decisions about which learning environments best suit their children's needs. Enrollment in a school or program outside of a neighborhood attendance area requires a lottery application, due March 19.
Last year, during the inaugural Visit Our Schools Month, schools welcomed more than 1,600 visitors.
The Anchorage School District has more than 130 schools and programs with an annual student enrollment of approximately 48,000.