K-12 Counselor

In order to be considered for a Counseling position in the ASD you need:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A valid Alaska type A or C certificate endorsement as a school counselor or guidance and counseling.
  • Counseling /school based internship with school age children.
  • School guidance counseling experience is preferred.
  • Experience in providing behavioral and academic interventions with secondary youth is preferred.
  • A type C social work/counseling psychology endorsement does not meet the minimum requirement.

The Anchorage School District is committed to establishing an environment of respect and mutual collaboration by attracting and retaining a quality work force, at every level in the District, who are committed to providing a positive learning environment, who value diversity and who reflect the diversity of the Anchorage community and the relevant labor market.


Principals/Assistant Principals

In order to be considered for an administrative position in the ASD you must:

Complete an online application. The online application is the key to moving anything forward. To receive full consideration by the divisions your online application should be submitted (and/or updated) by March 1 of each school year. However, applications will continue to be vetted and released throughout the spring and early summer.

Once you submit your online application it will be reviewed by the ASD Human Resources Department. If you have also applied for a teaching position, your application will be vetted for teaching eligibility first.

We will need a complete and accurate application in order to properly vet your application. Included in the review will be an examination of the electronic confidential reference forms that are sent out to those who you include in your professional reference section.

If you meet the posted qualifications for the specific administrative position, you will receive email confirmation that your application has been released to the administrative areas for which you are qualified to work (i.e., elementary, middle, high).

Following that release you may be asked to express your interest in a specific site posted administrative job. In most cases being released in a timely and early fashion to the divisional pool is sufficient for the division(s).

Once your name has been forwarded to the appropriate divisions they will paper screen the pool down to a manageable number and interview select candidates based upon their likely openings.

Each division pursues a specific path after they have done their divisional level screening and queries relative to your application status should be directed to the appropriate division.


School nurse

  • Supports student learning, promote health and wellness for an entire school.
  • Provides nursing services including: screenings, treatments, medication, diabetes and seizure management, health counseling, linkage with community providers, health promotion, and injury and disease prevention education.
  • Actively assists in identifying students with disabilities and participates on multidisciplinary educational teams.
  • Interprets student’s health history and develop plans for those with health needs.
  • Are members of the AEA bargaining group (certificated position).

School nurse requirements

  • Current Alaska RN licensure.
  • A bachelor of science in nursing.
  • Two years nursing experience, assessment, and referral skills.
  • A type C certificate from the Alaska Department of Education.

Caring for children. Protecting the health of students for success in life. Download nursing brochure 


Substitute nurse

  • Daily assessment and treatment of students in absence of school nurse or health treatment nurse.
  • Provides emergency student health care.
  • Manages student health records.
  • Delivers medications to students with orders from medical care provider.
  • Completes of “Summary of Services Provided” form to promote continuity of care in absence of regular school nurse or health treatment nurse and to facilitate communication.
  • No bargaining group

Substitute nurse requirements

  • Current Alaska RN licensure.
  • A bachelor of science in nursing.
  • Completion of ASD substitute nurse orientation on programs used for health records management
  • Completion of ASD substitute nurse orientation on school nursing and technology used for students with health concerns or treatments.
  • Online substitute nurse application.

Caring for children. Protecting the health of students for success in life. Download nursing brochure


World language immersion teachers

Signing bonus

Individuals who are qualified and hired to fill a position in a world language immersion program will receive a $5,000 signing bonus. Signing bonuses are prorated for those hired at less than 1.0 FTE status. The bonus will be paid during the employee's first 30 days of employment and will not be subject to retirement contributions. Employees who fail to complete their contract will be responsible for repaying the entire amount.


Student teacher/intern approval process

Contact: Mike Belloni

Student teacher/intern placements in the Anchorage School District (individuals enrolled in a teacher preparation program who are attempting to secure their culminating field experience) are required to submit an ASD online application.

ASD online student teacher applications are approved for placement consideration in the order in which they are received. Make sure your online application is accurate and showcases your strengths. Follow all the directions carefully so you do not slow down the approval process. Due to the increased numbers of student teacher applications, ASD cannot guarantee a placement.


You must complete both Part 1 and Part 2 below to student teach/intern in the ASD.

Part 1

Anchorage School District online application

  • Apply with ASD online. See instructions below. Follow carefully.
  • Fall student teachers must apply by February 28 and spring student teachers by September 30. Applications are only open in the months of February and September.
  • The ASD online application is a separate application from the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development Student Teacher Authorization form (see Part 2 below). Your ASD online application can be submitted, approved, and a conditional student teacher placement made while you wait for your DEED Student Teacher Authorization form to be processed.

Part 2

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) Student Teacher Authorization Form*

  • Complete the State of Alaska Student Teacher Authorization and mail all of the required documents to Juneau for processing.
  • Apply well in advance of your expected start date. It can take three to four months for your authorization to be issued.
  • You must hold a Student Teacher Authorization or an initial teaching certificate in order to student teach in the ASD.
  • Contact DEED directly if you have questions regarding the Student Teacher Authorization form.

Some Alaska universities have their own Student Teacher Authorization procedures. Check with your university.


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