Anchorage School District


Legislative Update

Alaska’s Education Investment for ASD:
Learning to Know and Learning to Do

Four-year Graduation Rate

  • For more than a decade, ASD’s graduation rate has shown marked increase.Graduation rate

Closing the Achievement Gap

  • Graduation rate increases over five-year period among under-served populations.achievement

Gains in Proficiency

  • ASD students demonstrated gains in proficiency in math and reading by decreasing the percentage of students who scored below and far below proficient, as well as increasing the percentage of students who scored proficient and advanced.proficiency

Student Success & Achievement

  • Smiling Student


    The mission of Anchorage School District (ASD) is “Educating All Students for Success in Life.” This begins with a strong foundation in literacy and mathematics. ASD has focused its efforts on early learning, reading, and reading intervention to meet its goal of all students reading at grade level by third grade. In addition, ASD prioritizes learning in math. It is essential for all students to be ready for Algebra by ninth grade. Strong fundamental skills provide the foundation for our students growth, success, and contribution to our state.

Opportunity and Choice

Career Technical Education

  • CTE

    • Business Partnerships

    • UAA Collaboration

    • Industry-driven Curriculum

    • Rural District Partnerships

    • Student Internships

    • Third-party Certifications


    Gainful employment is a major component of success in life. Alaska’s future depends on positive outcomes of K-12 and post- secondary education. ASD is strong in its options for students to ‘LEARN’ and ‘DO’ utilizing career pathways. Internships, apprenticeships, certifications, and dual credit are essential components of the District’s CTE programs. ASD provides a foundation for students to continue post-secondary education or enter the workforce.

Safety and Security

  • Leroy and Student


    Safety of students is paramount to our families and community. While brick and mortar are not the primary drivers of quality education, learning environments matter. Quality facilities, that include recent safety improvements, create safe, engaging, and welcoming schools for students and staff.

    Many ASD learners come to school having experienced trauma in their lives. Recognizing and supporting emotional needs provides the stability and security that allows students to overcome barriers which may impact their learning. Quality learning in a safe place affords students hope for the future.