The curriculum focuses on a firm foundation of at least 2 hours per day of rigorous Common Core Language Art Instruction, and at least 1 hour of rigorous Common core Math instruction. In addition to the ASD Social Studies, Health, and science curriculum, ANCCS also offers a Cultural continuum that spans all students at each grade level:
P-K: Alaska Native Art/Dance/Storytelling
K: All Alaska Native Cultures
1st: Yup'ik and Cup'ik
2nd: Unangax and Sugpiaq
3rd: Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, Eyak
5th: Inupiaq and St. Lawrence Island Yupik
6th: All Alaska Native Cultures
7th: Alaska Native Government & Issues
8th: Alaska Native/American Indian Literature
The Alaska Native Cultural Charter School was founded in 2007 by members of the Anchorage community. Our Mission is to build student excellence through traditional cultural learning. We are a Title 1 public charter school within the Anchorage School District. We offer a rigorous academic program with a curriculum focused on Alaska Native values developing academic achievement and social and emotional learning growth. Enrollment is open to all students in the Anchorage School District through a lottery system providing an equal opportunity for all students regardless of race, gender, learning ability, or economic status. We will continue register students until we have met our enrollment cap. When the cap is met we maintain an ongoing wait list.
Pick up and Drop off
School starts at 8:45 am, students dropped off after 8:45 am will be marked tardy. Students can be dropped off starting at 8:35 am.
School ends at 3:30 pm, we appreciate your patience while waiting in the pickup lane!
Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Except for ASD closures
Monday through Friday from 8:35 AM - 8:55 AM
Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
Except for ASD closures
Families applying to the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School for their child/ren, in grades K-8, must complete the online application for enrollment. Computers are available at school for families without an internet connection. Preschool has a separate process, please contact the preschool teacher for information.
A lottery system is used to provide an equal opportunity for all students who request participation in one of the Anchorage School District's programs or schools other than the assigned District program or school and to provide grade level and gender balance. No student shall be denied participation because of a learning disability, handicapping condition, or special need.
For additional information about the choices available in your child's education, visit the ASD website.