About our qualification only programs
Students may only attend these programs through either school recommendation, current life situation or assessment of need. Many of the programs listed below are available through neighborhood schools that also offer a standard curriculum.
Please contact your school if you have questions about the curriculum or your child’s progress.
Types of qualification only programs
Creating Successful Futures provides an early intervention for kindergarten through third-grade students whose behaviors are such that a targeted intervention is necessary to change anti-social behaviors to pro-social behaviors.
AK State School for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
AKSDHH provides an educational option for preK-12 deaf and hard of hearing students that fosters and supports the development of both American Sign Language and English.
Expelled or incarcerated
These programs are only available for students who meet the requirements of entry into the program, either through long-term suspension, expulsion, or incarceration.
The Highly Gifted Program is designed to meet the educational and social/emotional needs of students identified as highly gifted who benefit from academic enrichment beyond what can be provided in a standard school environment.
The IGNITE program is an enrichment based pull-out program for gifted learners who have met the eligibility criteria under ASD's Plan of Service for Gifted Students. The program is available to students in grades 2-6, offering enrichment opportunities that incorporate universal themes with classroom learning.
The Integrated Honors Program is a college-preparatory program designed to emphasize academic writing and analysis of classic literature. Experience with the Seminar Method begins in ninth grade and continues through the program.
The Multi-Sensory Instruction approach teaches the student how to learn by teaching traditional subject matter in a non-traditional manner. As students take in information, they see it, say it, hear it, and feel it as their hands write it.
The Title VII Indian Education Program has staff in schools across the district who concentrate their efforts on academic assistance, counseling and cultural enrichment for Alaska Native and American Indian students.
- Title VII Indian Education
- Project Ki'L
- Project Puqigtut
- Cook Inlet Tribal Council
The Newcomers’ Center offers students in grades 7–12 who are monolingual speakers of languages other than English an opportunity to enroll in a two-and-one-half hour block period. Certificated teachers, with the assistance of a bilingual tutor and bilingual counselor, provide students with necessary survival skills in the English language as well as basic concepts in language arts and social studies.
Pregnant or parenting teens
Crossroads provides a supportive instructional environment which allows students to continue their education while pregnant and/or parenting. A complete program of instruction is provided with an emphasis on core academics. The program uses online instruction in conjunction with traditional coursework to meet the academic needs of students.
Special education services are available to eligible students from ages 3 through 21 who experience disabilities and require specially designed instruction. Individual special education programs are cooperatively developed by an individual education planning (IEP) team which includes parents, teachers, administrators and, when appropriate, other specialists.