Achieving Excellence


  • District Office Operating Hours: 

    Monday-Friday- 7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday-Sunday- CLOSED

    \The VCS Board of Education will be holding a regular school board meeting on Monday, August 13th, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The agenda and packet can be located on our School Board Packets page.


    VCS is looking for a Special Education teacher for HHES. If you are interested in applying, please see our Certified Postings page for a complete job description. 


    Valdez City Schools is currently looking to fill several different classified positions. Two head coaching positions are also open. Interested parties can find applications and job descriptions on our Classified Postings page. 





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  • This communication serves to apprise the public of the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Information Technology Consulting and Support. We invite all qualified firms to respond to this RFP. Please review carefully all sections of this RFP, paying particular attention to the closing date and time listed above and within the body of the RFP. The RFP is available on the Valdez City Schools website.

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Welcome to Valdez City Schools

  • We provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students that offers current and challenging curriculum across all four schools  - Hermon Hutchens Elementary, Gilson Middle School, Valdez High School, and Valdez Homeschool Program.  Students enjoy a rich educational experience from kindergarten through twelfth grade through the collaborative efforts of engaging teachers, administrators, and staff. We strive for excellence through every academic and extracurricular opportunity. 

    Families New to Valdez  - Valdez continues to be the community with promise.  We encourage you to visit our schools and enroll your children. The district office is available to assist with enrollment over the summer months. Beginning in August there will be someone at each of the schools who can assist in the enrollment process. The contact numbers are: District Office- 907.834.4701, HHES- 907.835.4728, GMS- 907.835.2244, and VHS- 907.835.4767. 

    Letter from Superintendent Arnold

    Dear Valdez Community,

    It is my pleasure to introduce myself to the greater community of Valdez. I consider it a real honor to serve as the new Superintendent of Valdez City Schools.

    Valdez City Schools has earned a reputation for academic excellence, and the opportunities offered beyond the classroom setting are ever increasing. As an Alaskan and educator for many years, I enthusiastically value the programs and services currently in place in our schools, and I am committed to building upon past practices to ensure that current and future students have opportunities to explore their interests and find their true passions when they leave our doors.

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    P.O. Box 398
    1112 West Klutina Street
    Valdez, AK 99686
    Phone: 907.835.4357
    Fax: 907.835.4964