Welcome Chugach School District
We are a district that truly puts our students first by making learning the consistent focus, not seat time or the age of our students. Over 20 years ago we removed the organizational structures that hindered student engagement and progress and adopted a performance based model district wide. We continue to see powerful results with increased graduation rates, decreased drop out rates, and increased teacher retention.
I have been an educator for 29 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent, and the commissioner of Education. It is exciting to be a part of a district that pursues the path forward for our students regardless of how things have been done in the past.
Superintendent, Mike Hanley
In addition to our three schools spread out across Prince William Sound, we continue to meet the needs of many home school families with support offices in Anchorage, Valdez, and Fairbanks. Anchorage is also the home to our residential Voyage School where students spend 2-4 weeks studying intensive career paths that help them develop themselves, personally, academically, and socially. Current phases be offered include, culinary training, ETT certification, construction trades, outdoor leadership, and private pilot training.
Across our district, our place based focus provides a relevance to what our students learn no matter where they learn it.
OUR SHARED VISION
What Drives Us
The Chugach School District is committed to developing and supporting a partnership with students, parents, community and business which equally shares the responsibility of empowering students to meet the needs of the ever changing world in which they live. Students shall possess the academic and personal characteristics necessary to reach their full potential. Students will contribute to their community in a manner that displays respect for human dignity and validates the history and culture of all ethnic groups.