Dear Educators, Parents and Community Members:

Special Education Executive Director

Cindy Anderson

Senior Director

Special Education, ASD

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Anchorage School District’s Special Education website.  My goal for our website is to provide direction, guidance, information and support to our staff, parents, students, and community members.  A wealth of information is available on the website and we are in the process of revising the layout to provide easy access to the information.


Committed to an IDEA

In addition to our website, a quarterly newsletter entitled Committed to an IDEA is posted on our website. The newsletter will contain updates, guidance, and other relevant information for staff and community members. 


Working together

ASD is dedicated to identifying all children who need special education services who live within the municipality.  Once a child is identified, the student’s special education team works together to ensure the child receives the necessary special education services.  If parents or community members have a concern about the academic or developmental progress of a student, they can review this site to determine whether they should inquire about special education services at their child’s school.  Parents or community members who seek additional information about special education services are urged to contact their child’s school or the Anchorage School District STEP Center at 907-742-3872; the STEP Center provides information resources to students, teachers and parents. 


By working together we can ensure that our students receive the special education services they need and are identified as early as possible.  Thank you for taking the time to explore our website.


Anchorage School District website accessibility and nondiscrimination notice. The Anchorage School District is an equal opportunity provider.