Public Notice:  

    The VCS School Board will be doing their interviews with the superintendent candidates at the following dates and times:

    Thursday, January 18th- Patrick Mayer

    6:15 p.m.- Dinner at Mike's Palace 

    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    Friday, January 19th- Randy Trani

    6:15 p.m.- Dinner at Mike's Palace

    7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    These interviews will be in executive session.


    They will also be meeting on Saturday, January 20th, at 10:00 a.m. to select a successful candidate. This meeting will begin as a regular meeting and then move into executive session. All of the above meetings will be held at the District Office in the Superintendent’s Conference Room.


    Valdez City Schools has several positions currently open to potential applicants- three teaching positions, a .5 FTE payroll position, and the position of Facilities Director. The job description for Facilities Director and Payroll Clerk can be found here. The job descriptions for our certified positions 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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News & Information

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 Nygaard

    Greetings Valdez City Schools Stakeholders,

    With the second semester of school now underway, it is hard to imagine our school year is already half over! I am excited to share the following information with you.  As you read through the different topics, feel free to contact your children's principal or my office for additional clarification if needed.  Thank you for being part of the best school district in the State of Alaska!  Continue Reading

Superintendent Search Update

  • The Valdez City Schools Board of Education initially announced the selection of three candidates to interview for their superintendent vacancy. As of January 11th, two of those three candidates accepted offers to interview. The candidates who have accepted interviews are: 

    • Mr. Patrick Mayer- Wrangell, Alaska 
    • Dr. Randy Trani-Corbett, Oregon

    You can read the full announcement and the interview schedule on our main superintendent search page

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