Visit Our Schools Month!


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    February is ASD's Visit our Schools Month. This is a time when ASD schools may welcome community members, businesses, and parents to visit and learn more about their school's culture and educational opportunities.


    Events to note

    Aquarian Charter School

    Aquarian will hold a tour every Monday and Tuesday during the month of February.  Monday tours are scheduled from 10:15-11:15 and Tuesday from 1:30-2:30.  We do ask that folks call the front office, 907-742-4900, to RSVP, as we try and keep our tours to ten individuals or less.

    Bear Valley Elementary School
    There will be a school tour and presentation Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room.
    Bettye Davis East ڶ High School
    Bettye Davis East will host visitors on Wednesdays during February.  An AM & PM session will be offered.  9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Session I, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Session II.  RSVP to the main office at 907.742.2100 or Maureen Cronin.

    Bowman Elementary School

    Bowman Open Optional Program will hold a tour every Tuesday during February.  Tours are scheduled from 9:30-10:30. Outside these days, small group tours are available as needed. Call for availability. Feel free to RSVP for the Tuesday tours by calling the front office at 907-742-5600 or emailing


    Campbell STEM

    School visit schedule: School Tours - Lottery on 2/9/24 at 10am, 2pm and 4pm


    Chinook Optional School

    Open Optional teachers will offer three tour options.

    Please choose from the following:

      • Tuesday, 2/27 8:00-8:30 am

      • Wednesday, 3/6 11:15-11:45 am

      • Tuesday, 3/19 6:00-6:30 pm

    To sign up for a tour: 

    Chinook Open Optional Website: 


    Ocean View Elementary School

    School tours are scheduled for Feb. 7, 21, and 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


    Polaris K-12 School

    School information including tour dates are available here: /Page/20337


    Steller Secondary School

    Steller is hosting an ice cream social Feb. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Interested students and their families can come learn about programs and enjoy ice cream.  Steller will also offer tours and visits from Feb. 1st -March 26th. Parents can call our front office at (907) 742-4950 to schedule the visit. 

    Calling all incoming kindergartners! 

    Do you have a student entering kindergarten in the fall? Then you'll also be interested in our Kindergarten Roundup! Roundups are a set time for ASD school staff to share what to expect as your child begins kindergarten in the fall. Together we will partner to help your child be best prepared to experience early school success. For dates and times, please visit our Kindy Round-Up page!

    Visit our Schools Month FAQs

    Why February?
    Having Visit Our Schools Month in February will give parents an opportunity to research school options prior to the spring lottery, which is typically held at the end of March. The lottery is now conducted online and can be used to apply for all ASD charter, alternative and optional schools and programs. The online lottery includes zone exemption applications.

    Is February the only time for tours?
    No. Many schools give tours upon request throughout the school year. Visit Our Schools Month supports a coordinated effort during the month of February to provide parents and community members an opportunity to learn more about the many educational opportunities available to them.

    What should I expect?
    Please arrive on time. Tours may include the school principal and key staff members. A current parent or student may accompany the session to help answer questions and give different angles of feedback. The school will have a small packet of informational materials to share with participants if they wish.