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United States Air Force
Building 600 Richardson Drive
JBER, AK 99505
Each installation provides information about the types of schools and programs offered on or near your installation for your child. Learn about the types of programs, guidelines and requirements for each school. Whether you choose to send your child to a Department of Defense School, a private school or public school, your installation can help you explore all of your options to make the right decision for you and your child.
All the schools on JBER are operated by the Anchorage School District. There are no DoDEA schools on the installation. For families living on the installation, there are three elementary schools on JBER. Once children reach middle school and high school, they attend off-base schools. There are 2 middle schools and 2 high schools. Bus service is provided from the base to your school. Breakfast and lunch menus are available at each school. They are also posted in the on the district's website.
The Anchorage School District provides free meals and reduced-price meals for elementary, middle and high school students who are eligible under the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program. Children from households whose income is at or below designated financial levels are eligible for free or reduced-priced meals. See the Free and Reduced Price web page for additional information.
Before and After School care is available through the JBER School-Age Program; please check with SAP for which schools they service as zone exemptions are limited. Breakfast and afternoon snacks are served during the school year (when school is in session) with lunch served during full day sessions.
Middle schools and high schools offer the complete spectrum of sporting activities for all seasons of the year. For complete information visit the district website.
The Anchorage School District offers many services for children with special needs. Specific programs are offered for children ages 3-5, grades K-8, and grades 7-12. For complete information visit the district website.
The Anchorage School District, in partnership with Paralympic Sports Alaska, a program of Challenge Alaska, features competitive sports and developmental programs for students with disabilities.
Special Olympics Alaska School Program provides opportunities for students K-12 with and without intellectual disabilities to participate in sports activities in both the Anchorage School and MATSU Districts. For more information visit the Special Olympics Alaska or call 907-222-7626 ext. 601
For more information about resources for military families in the school district visit the Resources for Military Parents web page.
For Anchorage and JBER schools, please visit the Anchorage School District (ASD) website (www.asdk12.org) for more information on the Back to School Start Plan, COVID updates, and links to learning options.
For Matanuska-Susitna schools, visit the MSBSD homepage (www.matsuk12.us) for School information, COVID updates, and District news.
The Military Child Education Program was established to assist military personnel and/or their families with information and resources intended to ease the transition of dependent children from one duty location to the next and to:
School Liaison Officers: Adele Daniels and Holly Warners (907-384-1505/7500)
The Anchorage School District educates almost 50,000 students, encompasses almost 2,000 square miles, is ranked 94th in size among school districts and has more than 100 schools and programs. Visit the school district website for more information regarding the demographics.
Your child's neighborhood school offers top-quality instruction in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, health, physical education, music, art, and social and emotional learning. Each school also has an excellent library that supports learning and literacy. Students are encouraged to use technology as a tool for learning and working.
Alternative schools and programs
In addition to the standard school program, the district offers many alternative schools and programs. Other programs such as English Language Learners, Gifted and Special Education are based on student need and have their own admission requirements. Visit the Choices in Education section of the school district website for more information about alternative programs and schools.Charter schools
Charter schools offer alternative teaching methods and more independence than regular public schools. They set their own calendars. Acceptance into an alternative or charter school is based on space availability, grade level and gender balance. Parents must provide their own transportation to alternative and charter schools. Visit the Choices in Education section of the school district website for more information about charter schools.
Contact the School Liaison Officers for more information at (907) 384-1505 or (907) 384-7500.
Colleges in the local area include Wayland Baptist University, University of Alaska -Anchorage, Embry-Riddle University, Central Texas College, and Alaska Pacific University.
For more information on adult education opportunities, see the Education - Training topic.