Thank you for thinking of the Anchorage School District and for being an advocate for our students! There are many opportunities to get involved with our district and we are so happy you are here to help! Below are opportunities to get involved that we are highlighting at this time. We understand that everyone’s capacity for supporting our students varies so we are highlighting multiple opportunities that accommodate those differences. It takes an entire community working together toward a common goal to reach our mission of educating students for success in life so we are incredibly grateful for the support and involvement of our community.
If you have any questions or would like to help in a way not listed below, please reach out to the Development and Grants Office and we will be happy to assist you in connecting with the appropriate resources and programs!
Donating Directly to ASD
Financial contributions from community members in the form of cash donations to the Anchorage School District help support programs that directly assist our students. The programs and campaigns listed below aim to help students succeed in school by creating a more equitable educational environment to help us achieve our mission of educating all students for success in life. Please understand this list is not exhaustive. If you would like to donate in another area but do not see it listed, reach out to the Development and Grants office and we will help get your generous donation to your preferred school or program.
If you are interested in making a contribution to ASD, please fill out our Gift to ASD Form and include it with your donation via mail or drop it off for us in person at our office in the Education Center, 2nd floor! Please understand, all private and corporate donations to ASD must be documented. Complete the Gift to ASD form, to the best of your ability and submit your check for our records. If you have questions, feel free to email our Development Director at the email address listed at the bottom of this form.
Please mail your form and donation to the following address:
Anchorage School District
Development and Grants Office
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504
You may direct your gift to a specific school, ASD department, one of our programs, or the District as a whole. Thank you for your generous support of our ASD students. We are truly grateful for your generosity!
Areas of Need
AK State School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing (AKSDHH)
Benny Benson Alternative High School Programs
Child in Transition (CIT)
Gifted Programs including Highly Gifted & Ignite
Specialized Academic Vocational Education (SAVE)
Donating to ASD Teachers through DonorsChoose.Org
Many of our teachers across the district are utilizing the crowdsource funding platform, DonorsChoose.org to fund specific projects for their classrooms. When projects are fully funded, DonorsChoose.org orders the requested items and ships them directly to the teacher’s school. You can be sure that your generous donations are going directly to ASD students through this platform. You can find a list of all ASD affiliated projects and how you can support them by the following this link.
Please note for your records, that when helping fund an ASD teachers classroom project, you are donating to Donorschoose, not ASD.
PTA’s, PTO’s, Booster Clubs, and other parent organizations exist to further the mission of the individual schools and communities they represent and provide opportunities for parents and community members to support student activities, school initiatives, and community projects. These organizations are vital to the success of each individual school and are incredibly important to our students and school community.
Are you interested in joining or finding out how you can support your school’s PTA? Find your school website by following this link, clicking on your school name, and checking out the PTA page on their website!
Businesses Interested in Supporting ASD
Are you a local business looking to partner with ASD? We have several opportunities for businesses to get involved through financial contributions, mentoring, volunteering, tutoring, work study programs, internships, class visits or presentations, and partnering with individual schools to support specific initiatives. Below are three programs at ASD that offer opportunities to partner directly with the district. Please click on their names to learn more about their opportunities!
Volunteering with ASD
All potential volunteers for programs at ASD are required to follow the same steps to onboard as volunteers. You can find out more about the process, who to contact, and how to get started by visiting ASD’s Equity and Compliance Department website and clicking on the Volunteer Opportunities with ASD page for more information.