• Anchorage School District Preschool

    Program Information for

    4-year-old Children



    4-Year-Old Preschool Application


    All Programs

    • Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2019
    • Preference will be given to families that live in the school zone for which they are applying1
      • Proof of residency is required at the time of registration (not required for families experiencing homelessness)
    • Balance of gender by classroom, whenever possible
    • Program times: Monday through Friday, 9:45-1:45


    Special Education

    (Various Locations)

    ASD offers preschool programs and services for children experiencing developmental delays and other disabilities. Children are placed into regional programs by an Individual Education Plan (IEP) team. These programs include Developmental, Communication, Listening & Spoken Language, and the Alaska State School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing classrooms. The programs also have limited spots for Buddy Bears, who are inclusive peers. If you are concerned about your child’s development or wish to inquire about the Buddy Bear Program, please contact Early Intervention Services at 742-2657 or visit www.asdk12.org/preschool/earlyintervention. Families do not need to fill out a preschool application for special education regional classrooms, and are welcome to apply for any of the programs below.


    Title I Programs

    (Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, Chester Valley, Fairview, Lake Otis, Mountain View, North Star, Russian Jack, Tyson, Williwaw)

    Applicants are selected based on at-risk factors. These factors include, but are not limited to:


    • Child in Transition (CIT)/homelessness
    • Special Education needs
    • Dual Language needs
    • Unstable/transient housing
    • Hardships or crises
    • Developmental concerns



    KCI Head Start Collaborative Programs

    (Airport Heights, Creekside Park, Gladys Wood, Willow Crest)

    Applicants must be eligible for Head Start. At-risk factors are considered in selection.


    Fee-Based Programs

    (King Tech High School)

    Applicants with and without at-risk factors are selected. Children are selected based on a lottery system after application. Fee is $500/semester.


    Migrant Education Programs

    (Abbott Loop, Denali)

    Applicants must be Migrant eligible. At-risk factors are considered in selection.


    Blended Preschool Programs

    (College Gate, Susitna, Tudor, Trailside, Turnagain, Ursa Minor)

    Five spaces will be reserved for children with Individual Education Plans (IEPs). All children are selected based on a lottery system after application. Special education services and related services will be provided in an inclusive preschool setting.


    1ANCCS and King Tech do not have a neighborhood school zone.

    Ursa Minor will accept applicants from the Ursa Minor and Ursa Major school zones.