Newcomers' Guide

Welcome to the Anchorage School District

The Anchorage School District is the only school district in the Municipality of Anchorage which serves Girdwood, Anchorage, Chugiak and Eagle River. Below are resources for students new to Anchorage and students attending school for the first time.



See our Enrollment page for step-by-step instructions for enrolling your student in the Anchorage School District.

Enrollment »


The Anchorage School District has special requirements and offerings for kindergartners. See the Kindergartners page for details.

Kindergartners »

Military families

The Anchorage School District proudly serves the families of Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson (JBER). See our Military page for school contacts and a listing of several resources available to military familes.

Military families »

Welcome to ASD

SignpostNew to the district? Not sure how to enroll your child? Want to apply for the lottery? Our Welcome to ASD section walks you through the process of determining your child's needs, researching your options and how to enroll or register.

Welcome to ASD