• "Building student success through traditional cultural learning."


    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 

    4th: Athabascan 

    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 to 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

    Students can be dropped off starting at 8:15 am for breakfast. 

    School starts at 8:45 am. Students dropped off after 9:00 am will be marked tardy.

    School ends at 3:30 pm. We appreciate your patience while waiting in the pickup lane!

    Office Hours

    Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 4:30 PM
    Except for ASD closures

    Breakfast Times

    Monday through Friday from 8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

    Classroom Hours

    Monday through Friday from 8:45 AM - 3:30 PM
    Except for ASD closures

    Enrollment Information

    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.