Providing innovative, student-centered educational solutions across district boundaries.

Flexible

Allows students to plan their study time.

Student Centered

Designed with the needs and interests of the learner in mind.

Current

Use tools and skills expected in the real world.

More Options

Choose from over 73 courses (and growing).

Who are we?

UPDATE!!

Click here to view the Digital Teaching Initiative's collaborative presentation at the Alaska Association of School Board's Experienced Board Member Academy.

The Alaska Digital Academy (AKDA) provides an online enrollment portal to high quality interactive courses for middle and high school students.  These courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who are proficient in distance technology and who understand alternative forms of education.  Students will have access to teachers throughout the school day, after school hours, and when school is not in session. Students will regularly demonstrate mastery through performance-based assessments, assessments during the unit or course, and end-of-unit or -course assessments. Educators will use student assessment results to support interventions that increase student success.


In the summer of 2014, the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District was awarded the "Digital Teaching Initiative Grant" to start the Alaska Digital Academy.  The intention of the newly founded Alaska Digital Academy is to deliver high quality interactive distance courses to Alaskan middle and high school students. Together with the school districts from Craig, Annette Island, Klawock, Hydaburg, and Southeast Island the Alaska Digital Academy hopes to offer increased opportunities for our students through a Enriched Virtual instruction model.

The Alaska Digital Academy provides access to middle and high school education, creating opportunities for students who have a variety of educational needs including:

  • credits towards high school graduation
  • credits towards the Alaska Performance Scholarship
  • credit recovery
  • grade improvement
  • expanded opportunities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

UPDATE!!

Click here to view the Digital Teaching Initiative's collaborative presentation at the Alaska Association of School Board's Experienced Board Member Academy.

The Alaska Digital Academy (AKDA) is working on creating a consortium model with districts in Alaska to bring students access to:

  • Quality Courses
  • Highly Qualified Teachers
  • Innovation

We are proud to be developing a scalable model, from the ground up, to provide Alaskan students with the knowledge, access, and support to succeed, no matter where one may live.  AKDA is working on innovative approaches to engage students across district boundaries. The Alaska Digital is working with NASA on groundbreaking earthquake monitoring research in partnership with NASA.  Other future projects include such things as using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to research and find tsunami debris.  Through an innovative approach that combines digital learning, blended learning, and an emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) students will not be restricted by the traditional school day or course offerings.