• ASD Preschool LOgo

    General Education Preschool: (907) 742-4140


     5530 Northern Lights Blvd.

    Anchorage, Alaska 99504

  • Welcome to ASD Preschool! General education preschool programs are available in some school locations.
    Please read below for program details, eligibility, and selection before applying.

  • General Education Preschool Programs


    Welcome to ASD General Education Preschool! We offer a variety of general education programs in some school locations. Our programs include (1) neighborhood, (2) migrant education, and (3) Career Technical Education Collaboration. 


    ASD preschool classrooms strive to provide a safe, positive and nurturing environment in which to foster each child's cognitive (including literacy and math), language, social, emotional, and motor development. We believe that children learn best through meaningful play and in the context of responsive relationships. Teachers intentionally design learning activities to meet the unique needs of each child. The ASD Preschool program values the importance of families in early education.


    The application for 2024-25 school year is currently open. Please see the tab “General Education 24-25” for program details, eligibility, and selection before applying.


    Buddy Bear Program

    (Various Locations)


    Buddy Bears are typically developing preschool students that attend preschool in a special education preschool classroom and provide opportunities for preschool students with disabilities to interact and be educated with typically developing peers. The Buddy Bear model is not intended to provide early childhood education for typically developing children; it is designed to support the development of young children who are identified as developmentally delayed or disabled.  If you are interested in applying to the Buddy Bear Program, please see the tab “Buddy Bear Program” to apply.


    2024-25 Buddy Bear Application


    *To access the tabs, click on the down arrow next to General Education Preschool Programs

  • General Education Preschool

    4-Year-Old Program Information

    2024-2025- Application - now accepting applications

    (Child must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2024)

    If your child turns 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2024, he/she will be in Kindergarten and is not eligible for preschool





    • Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2024
      • There is no early entry exception
    • Families must live in the school zone of where the program is located to be included in the selection (neighborhood programs)
      • Childcare or a family address cannot be used for location eligibility
      • ANCCS and King Tech do not have a neighborhood school zone
      • Orion will accept applicants from Orion and Aurora school zones
    • Migrant Education programs require families to be eligible for Migrant Education Services
    • Children with special education service are welcome to apply
    • Proof of residency is required at the time of registration (not required for families experiencing homelessness)
    • Selection for neighborhood programs is based on families experiencing hardships and risk factors 
    • Balance of gender by classroom, whenever possible 

    Program Schedule

    • Programs operate 9:00am-12pm on Mondays and 8:00am-12pm Tuesday -Friday
    • King Tech operates 9:30am-2:30pm, Tuesday-Friday
    • ANCCS operates 8:30-12:30 Monday through Friday
    • All programs follow the ASD district calendar
    • Transportation is not available for general education preschool programs


    Program Selection

    • First round of selection: Families will be notified of selection results beginning April 5, 2024
    • Second round of selection: Families will be notified of selection results in late July 2024
    • Acceptance after the selection dates will depend on available spots in each classroom
    • Review the selection information below