• The next regular school board meeting will take place on Monday, March 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. 


    The calendar for the 2018-2019 school year has been approved. Please go to our District Information page to see the full calendar. 


    Valdez City Schools has several positions currently open to potential applicants. The job descriptions and applications for classified positions can be found on the Classified Postings page. The job descriptions for our certified positions can be found on our Certified Postings page.  


    District Office Operating Hours: 

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

    Saturday-Sunday- CLOSED


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  • Valdez City Schools hosted a VoIP RFP Teleconference on February 19 at 2:00 pm.  The linked addendum includes answers to questions raised during that teleconference and other email questions recieved by VCS.

    VCS VoIP RFP Addendum

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  • Valdez City Schools seeks proposals to upgrade intercom and sound systems for Hermon Hutchens Elementary School and Valdez High School.

    VCS Intercom/Sound System RFP

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  • Valdez City Schools seeks proposals to inplement Voice over Internet Protocol for Hermon Hutchens Elementary School, Valdez High School, and the VCS District Office.



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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

2018-2019 Budget Presentation

Superintendent Search Update

  • The Valdez City Schools Board of Education is pleased to announce that they have offered a contract for the position of Superintendent to Mr. Shawn Arnold. Mr. Arnold accepted the position and his hire was formally approved at the February 26th school board meeting. 


    You can read the full announcement below. 

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