Enaa neenyo (I’m glad you came)!
Every learner will attain excellence and learn with passion in a challenging and culturally enriched environment.
The mission of the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, in active partnership with its families and communities, is to provide our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of their families, communities and society.
- Read by Third Grade:
Every student reads by the end of third grade.
- Mathematics Mastery:
Every student masters foundational math skills by sixth grade.
- Cultural Infusion:
Every student is rooted in cultural knowledge, language, and self-identity.
- Career and Technical Education:
Every student has skills to follow their chosen pathway after graduation.
More About UsWe are delighted to welcome you to the Yukon-Koyukuk School District (YKSD). District boundaries fall within the Yukon-Koyukuk Census area. The YK Census area makes up only 1 percent (approximately 6,150 residents) of the state’s total population. The District’s ten village schools are located along the Yukon, Koyukuk and Tanana river systems, a geographic area larger than the state of Washington (encompassing about 65,000 square miles of territory). More than 98% of the district’s 315 river school students are Alaska Native (Athabascan). The district also sponsors a statewide correspondence program called Raven Homeschool. There are approximately 1,500 students enrolled in Raven during the 2015-2016 school year. District-wide, YKSD serves over 1,400 full-time students.
Travel to eight of our ten communities is by small aircraft. Only two communities (Minto & Manley Hot Springs) are accessible by a remote road system. Local travel within the communities is by boats during the summer months; and snow machine or dog sleds in the winter. Again, Enaa neenyo, and we’re looking forward to a great year ahead!