In order to enroll in ASD and MSBSD you will need to provide:
• Proof of residency; something with your physical address on it such as a bill, lease agreement, or a letter from the housing office. You must be a resident of the Municipality of Anchorage to attend an ASD school.
• The student’s current immunization records.
• Name and address of the student’s last school attended.
• The student’s birth certificate.
• Out of district transcript; for high school students.


Kindergartners must be five years old on or before September 1. If a family is moving into the district from another state and the child is not yet five, but was enrolled in a public school where they came from, then the child can be enrolled at an ASD school.


There are two School Age Programs (SAP) on base, Illa SAP and Ketchikan SAP.
• Students must attend one of the on-base schools to utilize SAP.
• There may be a waiting list for SAP before and after school care.
• SAP is open for full time care during school breaks.


In order to participate in a school or program outside of your child’s neighborhood school, an application must be submitted. ASD’s online system allows
parents to easily apply to the desired school or program. Zone-Exemption request are not always granted; this is at the Principal’s discretion. ASD is NOT responsible for transportation outside your neighborhood school, parents must make transportation arrangements. If you reside outside of the Anchorage School District and plan for your student to go to school in ASD, be advised there is an out-of-district tuition.

Our School liaison Services advocate for the educational needs of military children. We welcome calls prior to your arrival at JBER and can give you updated, real time information on local schools and community resources. We also assist with the following areas:

  • Advocate for the educational needs of military children

  • Provide information and referrals for the EFMP program

  • Ensure school personnel (principals, teachers, counselors, and staff) are aware of the unique issues facing students whose parents are military

  • Work in partnership programs with our soldiers/airmen and our local schools

Our goal is to assist military personnel (ALL branches of service) and/or their families with easing the transition of dependent children from one duty location to the next.

Our Schools

Anchorage School District (ASD)
Click on the “School Finder” tab on the upper right side of the page, this will bring up a page for you to enter your house number only (the system may not take unit designations such as A, B, C, D) and the street name to find the Elementary, Middle, and High Schools within Anchorage (to include JBER and Eagle River) that your student will attend.

Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District (MSBSD)
iEnroll will provide neighborhood school and boundary information.

Schools on JBER

There are four elementary schools located on the installation and are all Anchorage School District Schools.
• Aurora and Orion Elementary schools are located on JBER-Elmendorf.
• Ursa Major and Ursa Minor Elementary schools are located on JBER-Richardson.

Home Schooling

Anchorage School District:
There are three charter schools that provide resources and support to families interested in home schooling their children.

Mat-Su Borough School District:
Mat-Su Central School (MSCS) provides all the benefits of home schooling and distance delivery education, plus professional and personal support. MSCS offers local, individualized, and flexible programs for Kindergarten through 12th grade with accredited high school courses.