Living in Alaska

 You know it's the biggest state in the U.S., but did you know that Alaska also has some of the most varied, diverse, and gorgeous natural landscapes in the country? Between tundra, forests, rainforests, wetlands, and ocean, you're sure to find a place where adventure awaits.

Alaska also offers unique educational opportunities for our young learners. The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development has information for parents interested in learning more about our schools and educational experiences.

Check out Travel Alaska for information on living the last frontier, or check out our spotlighted central and community campuses below if you have a specific destination in mind.  

"At 65 degrees north latitude, the sky takes on a capricious life of its own—a canvas for the aurora borealis, the midnight sun and sunsets and sunrises that last forever. Here there are serious mountain ranges, pristine rivers and lakes, abundant wildlife and a certain poignant solitude that is found nowhere else on earth. Locals embrace the natural world and have created a vibrant river city in the far north. Where else can you travel to such a remote locale and still enjoy all the amenities of a charming downtown, a thriving arts community, rich Alaska Native culture, authentic Alaskan activities and attractions and endless opportunities for exploration?" - Read More


"A visit to Anchorage is a full-on adventure! With more than 60 glaciers within 50 miles of downtown, a salmon stream in the heart of the city, six surrounding mountain ranges, 300 miles of wilderness trails and one of the largest state parks in our backyard, it's no wonder. By day, dog sled across an icy glacier, spot copious wildlife, fly out to Denali and get to know Alaska’s first people. By night, enjoy hip, metropolitan amenities, a dining scene abundant fresh-caught seafood and the frontier spirit of Alaska’s largest city. Our unique location allows you to pack in a lot of adventure." - Read More


"If Juneau were a type of music, we'd say it's part funk, part soul, part bluegrass, and a whole lot of classic rock. Here, you'll find an unexpected mix of fishermen and teachers, legislators and artists, lawyers and homemakers, dockworkers and frontier entrepreneurs, students and Native elders. Somehow we make it all work.

Spend a few days with us and you'll see why so many folks choose to visit and live here. In Juneau, you can watch humpbacks in the morning, take in a performing arts performance in the evening, and toss back a few locally brewed beers at night. We're eclectic that way. And we've got all the activities and attractions you'd expect in a state capital. We just share them without all the pretense. See what we're talking about -- watch our videos.

Not least of all, Juneau locals are a friendly bunch, if we do say so ourselves. We're a fiercely loyal type, and we love this city enough to want to share it with anyone who visits.

For those of you who've been and didn't get enough of us, check out the things you might have missed and start planning your Juneau re-do.

Find out more about Alaska's capital and Alaska's capitol." - Read More