Information for all students
The Anchorage School District is the only school district in the Municipality of Anchorage which serves Girdwood, Anchorage, Chugiak and Eagle River. Below are resources for students new to Alaska or Anchorage and students attending school for the first time.
Registering for school
New-to-ASD registration brochure
Print and save this handy brochure listing registration requirements and information about the Anchorage School District. Get the brochure (PDF)
Special information for:
Tools and resources:
Many forms must be filled out for registration. You can download some of the forms in advance here online. Translated versions of some of the forms are also available in the forms library.
ASD enrollment form: Student and contact information is used to contact parents/guardians in an emergency.
Release and disclosure of directory information form: Tells the district what information may or may not be released about your student.
Survey permission form: Tells the district whether or not your student can participate in certain school surveys.
Media release form: Used to grant parent/guardian permission for use of student information, photos, images, etc. for use in media projects.
Other forms that may be required for your child:
- Internet agreement for students
- Health forms
- Migrant education survey
- English Language Learners survey
- Free and reduced meals application form
- Optional student accident and health insurance
- Title VII Indian Education eligibility
What to bring to registration
To complete registration, new-to-district students must have:
- Proof of residency, such as a utility bill, contract of purchase or lease agreement.
- Current official record of immunizationdue by the first day of school:
- Diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus
- Measles, mumps and rubella
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Varicella (two doses are required for K-6)
- Birth certificate for kindergarten and first-grade students.
- Kindergarten students need to present a physical examination statement completed by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or state authorized advanced nurse practitioner within 12 months prior to entry into kindergarten or within 90 days after entry into kindergarten.
All students transferring into the district will receive a health screening by a school nurse within 90 days, to meet the physical examination requirement. See our Health Services page for forms, requirements and more health information.
All children attending an ASD preschool are required to register and be immunized. Students may register, but will not be allowed to attend classes until the shot record is on file.
About our schools
Which school should your child attend? Students and parents have many options within the Anchorage School District.
Your child’s neighborhood school offers top-quality instruction in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, health, physical education, music, art, and social and emotional learning. Each school also has an excellent library that supports learning and literacy. Students are encouraged to use technology as a tool for learning and working. Find your neighborhood school | School info pages including report cards for each
Alternative schools and programs
In addition to the standard school program, the district offers many alternative schools and programs. Other programs such as English Language Learners, Gifted and Special Education are based on student need and have their own admission requirements. Visit our Choices in Education section for more information about our alternative programs and schools.
Charter schools offer alternative teaching methods and more independence than regular public schools. They set their own calendars. Acceptance into an alternative or charter school is based on space availability, grade level and gender balance. Parents must provide their own transportation to alternative and charter schools. Visit our Choices in Education section for more information about charter schools.
If you have more questions, please use the contacts at the appropriate level below: