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Education

Kodiak has many fine opportunities for a quality education.  There are within the city of Kodiak, four public elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, with several private and church based schools. Click here for School Contact Information.

For higher education visit Kodiak College, a local branch of the University of Alaska Anchorage. St. Herman's Theological Seminary is located downtown, where students of the Russian Orthodox Faith are prepared for church leadership.

The Fishery Industrial Technology Center is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. FITC conducts research in fish harvesting and processing technology, and offers graduate-level programs for university students.


Primary and Secondary Education

Kodiak Island Borough School District: Kodiak's public school district had a 2007-2008 student enrollment of 2,650, grades K-12, including 182 students in the rural schools.

In and near the City of Kodiak there are four elementary schools, one junior high, and one senior high. The elementary schools serve grades K through sixth; Junior High, grades seven and eight; and High School, grades nine through 12.

The district has schools in seven outlying communities of Port Lions, Larsen Bay, Akhiok, Ouzinkie, Old Harbor, and in the town of Chiniak. There is a one-room school at the Danger Bay logging camp on Afognak Island.

The Kodiak Island Borough School District is committed to a strong basic skills program. The district has developed specific strategies and methods for teaching reading, writing, public speaking and computing. The High School offers a sound academic program in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Vocational offerings are extensive. A community based career education alternative program is available.

The High School facility contains general classrooms, vocational classrooms, a library, gymnasium, swimming pool and 750 seat performing arts auditorium.

The Junior High, besides regular classrooms, has a large library, student commons, two court gymnasium, and specialized classrooms for shop, computers, business and home living skills.

Four elementary schools serve grades K-6. Peterson Elementary is on the Coast Guard Base; Main Elementary is on Powell Avenue near the Junior High and High School complex. East Elementary is on the corner of Rezanof Drive East and Benny Benson Drive. Northstar Elementary is on Mallard Way.

To complement the public school program, there are several opportunities to attend private and church operated programs. Kodiak Christian School, K-8 and St. Mary's Catholic School, 1-8.


Higher Education

Kodiak is home to two post-secondary institutions. Kodiak College is the local campus of the University of Alaska, Anchorage. It includes general classrooms, a vocational building and adult learning center.

At Kodiak College, students may obtain two year degrees including: Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Sciences in Office Management Technology, and Associate of Applied Sciences in General Business.  Advanced degrees--Bachelors and Masters--are also available through various distance education programs.  Contact the College for the latest options since new programs are becoming available on a regular basis.


Fisheries Industrial Technology Center / Fishery Research Center

The Fishery Industrial Technology Center is part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks' School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. FITC conducts research in fish harvesting and processing technology, and offers graduate-level programs for university students.

FITC programs are designed to maximize benefits from Alaska's renewable fisheries resources through the application of modern food science and technology. The primary objectives of FITC programs are to facilitate the profitable production of wholesome, high-quality seafood and to provide training and disseminate information to the industry.

For more information, visit the official FITC home page.

The Kodiak Fisheries Research Center (KFRC) is a $20 million research facility committed to the preservation, enhancement and management of North Pacific marine ecosystems and resources. The KFRC provides labs and office facilities to the National Marine Fisheries Service, State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the University of Alaska. The facility houses open seawater laboratories for fisheries, shellfish and sea mammal research. In 2000, the architects and planners of the facility were awarded the 2000 American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Regional Design Award for the design of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center.