January 27, 2014
Contact: Heather Roach
Phone: (907) 742-4151
All schools open for tours
Community members, businesses and parents are invited to visit any ASD school during the month of February to learn more about the community's public schools. Tours are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on every Tuesday at every school. All schools will also hold an evening tour at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
At its recent meeting, the Anchorage School Board designated February as Visit Our Schools Month in the Anchorage School District. While schools welcome members of the public year-round, the resolution supports a coordinated effort during the month of February to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available to them.
Prospective parents may use the tours as an opportunity to visit a variety of schools and programs in order to make informed decisions about which schools best suit their children's needs.
"There's a lot of community conversation centering around our public school system. It's important to understand that ASD's schools are our community's schools. As we engage in discussions in how to best educate our students, I invite you to see first-hand the various educational opportunities and experiences that are available to students," said Ed Graff, ASD superintendent.
ASD's graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been and the drop-out rate is among the lowest. Many credit these successes to the hard work of students and staff paired with the many educational opportunities available to students.
The Anchorage School District has more than 130 schools and programs with an annual student enrollment of approximately 48,000.