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The Anchorage School District recognizes and celebrates May as Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
As a District where 17% of students identify as Asian or Pacific Islander, ASD welcomes and celebrates the backgrounds and cultures of our AANHPI community. A diverse student population provides students the ability to interact with peers from many different backgrounds, expanding their knowledge of other cultures and preparing for life in a global society.
ASD Celebrates Principal Appreciation Day and Teacher Appreciation Week
Congratulations, Catherine Walker, DEED Teacher of the Year!
Principal Appreciation Day was on May 1 and Teacher Appreciation Week took place May 8 through 12. This is a time to thank educators for the amazing work they do every day.
Congrats to Dimond High School's Catherine Walker! The Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) announced that Catherine Walker at Dimond High School in Anchorage has been named the 2024 Alaska Teacher of the Year. Catherine was surprised with the announcement during a student assembly at Dimond High School on Friday, May 19. Congratulations, Catherine!
Congratulations, David Nogg, AASSP Region 4 Principal of the year!

Goldenview Middle School Principal David Nogg has been named Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) Region 4 Principal of The Year for 2023. Principal Nogg has served as the principal at Goldenview in the Anchorage School District for six years
Principal Nogg is known for his passion for education and creating purposeful and engaging opportunities for students. He is present at the school and is seen daily in the hallways and lunchroom creating positive rapport with students at Goldenview Middle School. 

Congratulations, David!
Food service will continue at select schools this summer
The end of the school year is but a stone’s throw away, and we’re all awaiting warm days and long nights filled with lots of sunshine!

While we all love summer, many in our community are experiencing uncertain economic times and are nervous about feeding their kiddos after the last day of school. If your family is experiencing food insecurity, we have a resource to help!

We’re happy to share that ASD will participate in this year’s Summer Food Service Program made possible through our partnership with the USDA. This endeavor includes breakfast and lunch during the work week in select schools across the city. All children 18 and under are welcome to participate, and it’s free! 

Check the schedule below to see where and when meals will be served. Stay tuned to our Summer 2023 Food Service Program page for more details.
A plan for Alaska Reads Act in ASD
In June 2022, Governor Mike Dunleavy signed the Alaska Reads Act into law, creating four new programs to support Alaska’s students to learn to read at grade level by the third grade.

On April 19, 2023, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development passed regulations for Alaska districts to support these new programs.

The Anchorage School District is currently developing a plan for Fall 2023 to support the new regulations and communication will be shared prior to school start August 2023.

DEED has prepared the following information for families here:

For more general information on the Alaska Reads Act, please visit DEED’s website: 

More information to come. 
Discover Summer: June Learning Offers Opportunities to Expand and Improve
Chromebook care over the summer
ASD has a variety of in-person and virtual summer learning options designed for Pre-K through 12th grade students. Offerings are open for high school students to meet graduation requirements, middle school students who need support in math or reading, or invite-only for elementary students needing additional time to build reading and math skills.  

Participating programs also include Special Education, English Language Learners, Title VI, Migrant Education, and Career & Technical Education, etc.   

All programs are free for participating students.  

To learn more about each program and who qualifies, please visit the ASD summer learning webpage at
As part of the District’s 1:1 Chromebook initiative, students who are returning to ASD (Fall 2023) and have devices checked out are expected to keep their device and power cord over the summer and bring it with them at the start of next school year. This allows students to continue to have access to learning over the summer months and builds a culture of student responsibility for device care. 
All students grades 6 through 11 that are expected to return to ASD next year should have a device checked out to them.  
This year’s graduating seniors are expected to return their device after they finish course work. 
Any student that needs their Chromebook repaired or replaced should contact their school prior to May 24. 
Visit for more information about student Chromebooks. 
Remember to return library books!
It's time for all library books to be returned for the summer. Please help your student locate and return the books they've checked out. Questions? Contact your school librarian. Library books found over the summer can be returned to any branch of the Anchorage Public Library. Thank you, readers! 
Spring assessments results: how to view your students' scores
Spring Assessments Results

ASD has completed the spring assessment window. K-3 students participated in the new mClass early literacy screener sponsored by the State of Alaska. Students in grades 3-9 took AK STAR, the state summative assessment, which also provides a MAP Growth score. While the AK STAR results will not be available until the fall, the mClass and MAP Growth results are available in Q ParentConnect. 

Click on resources below for additional information.

MAP Growth Resources for Educators and Families (grades 3-9) 

mClass Resources for Educators and Families (grades K-3) 

To access assessment results, login to ParentConnect.
Select "Assessment Results" from the list of items on the left side.
Before you go: How to prepare for the 2023-24 school year
Another school year is ending and we are eager for summer adventures to begin. However, before you go drop a line in the river, drop a line to your student’s school and update your contact information.

Update your contact info
Updated information will make your transition into next school year much easier, and will allow ASD to contact you in the event of process changes. Confirm or update contact information (physical address must be updated at the school with proof of residence; phone and email can be updated through Q ParentConnection.)

Here is a quick list of items to confirm before school closes:
  • Free and reduced meals portal for the 2023-24 school year will be open by July 1. Students in pricing schools must re-certify every school year to avoid incurring charges. Come back to our website to see a list of schools that are paid or CEP. There WILL be changes to which schools are CEP schools and Paid schools in the 2023-24 school year.
  • Confirm or update your Q/ParentConnection PIN number for Online Registration with your schools.

Remember that school staff are out of office during the summer.

Online Fall Registration for returning ASD students

Who is a returning student? 
  • Currently enrolled students who intend to return next year 
  • Students changing divisions - Elementary to Middle, Middle to High 
  • Students who have moved from one ASD zone to another ASD zone (you will need to provide proof of residency at your new school) 
  • Incoming Kindergartners who attended an Anchorage School District preschool program

Returning students can be registered through Q/ParentConnection for the 2023-24 school starting April 18, 2023 – April 29, 2024.

* The Online Registration System works best in Chrome/Firefox/Safari browsers.
Abbott Loop community passes baton to new neighborhood schools
Earlier this month, the Abbott Loop community gathered to celebrate and reflect as this community completes its final school year. Students previously zoned for Abbott Loop have been reassigned to Kasuun or Trailside Elementary Schools. Principals at receiving schools were at the event to meet the incoming families.
STOPit tools limited during summer months
STOPit tips will be closed during the summer (5/24 - 8/17). The Crisis Text line and Get Help resources will remain available for all students and staff through the STOPit app or website. As always, please call 911 in an emergency. 
Congratulations, Seal of Biliteracy students!
Pictured above: This spring, over 60 Dimond juniors and seniors earned the Seal of Biliteracy, and were recognized at Dimond’s World Languages Awards Ceremony on May 10.
This spring, more than 400 high school juniors and seniors qualified for the District’s Seal of Biliteracy in 15 different languages, in addition to English. 16 students qualified in two languages, and one student qualified in three languages.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to juniors and seniors by the Anchorage School District in recognition of students who have attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. It takes the form of a seal that appears on the diploma of the graduating senior and is also documented on their official transcript.

ASD has been offering the Seal of Biliteracy since 2016. In the summer of 2022, the State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, officially adopted the Seal of Biliteracy as a statewide recognition (4 AAC 06.077), becoming the 49th state to adopt such award.
More than 90 students participate in speed mentoring event with industry experts
On Thursday, April 20, Alaska World Affairs Council and Anchorage School District partnered to host the sixth annual Speed Mentoring event for students from ASD and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District. Speed Mentoring offers high school students the opportunity to talk to mentors from a wide spectrum of industries during eight-minute mentoring sessions. This year more than 90 students participated and had the opportunity to speak with mentors experienced in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Trade/ Construction
  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Communications/Marketing
  • Education & Training
  • Government & Public Admin
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services, Psychology & Social Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety & Security
  • Military
  • STEM

After the event, students report they gained valuable insight into options following high school.
Alaska Communications seeks nominations for youth who are local heroes
Alaska Communications and Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska are seeking youth who may be considered heroes for making a positive difference in their Alaska community. Through the Summer of Heroes program, up to six selected youth will each be awarded a $2,000 scholarship through Alaska 529 and given special recognition in their local communities.

Anyone can nominate a young hero in their life. Nominate a child or teen, age 6-18, who is improving life for those around them. Whether it was to support others during a critical season, volunteering where there was an important need or an ongoing effort, or taking action on other’s needs before their own.

Summer of Heroes aims to shine a spotlight on youth who are doing good around us.
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to nominate Alaska youth by submitting a nomination form by June 18.
ASD Camper Host Program Now Accepting Applications
Are you traveling with your RV to the Anchorage area this summer? The Anchorage School District Camper Host Program is currently accepting applications for the summer 2023 season. ASD is seeking RV travelers to park and provide a presence at school facilities.

Parties interested in participating in the Camper Host Program should submit an application by July 31. Please use the form to submit your contact information, desired school sites, and length of stay.
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