Public Notice:   

    There will be a regular school board meeting held on August 28th, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. 


    Back to School information has been posted on the website. You can find the flyer with all the information here.


    Several temporary coaching positions are open. Job descriptions and applications can be found here.  There are also two openings at HHES- HHES Administrative Secretary and one SPED Paraprofessional position. The job descriptions and application can be found here


    District Office Operating Hours: 

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

    Saturday-Sunday- CLOSED


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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 are able to 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 Nygaard

    Greetings Parents and Stakeholders,

    With school year '17-18 knocking on our doors, the District is a busy place. As our Senior Class prepares for their final year in Valdez Schools, it is equally exciting to see our incoming Kindergarten Class as they also prepare for an outstanding year! As Superintendent of Schools, I want to be sure that parents and students from Pre-K to grade 12 are aware and satisfied with the many opportunities Valdez provides for all students... Continue Reading

Adopted FY 18 Budget and Final 2017-2018 School Calendar

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