The mission of the Yukon Flats School District is to cultivate and nurture the social, physical, spiritual, and academic growth of all students by utilizing the rich local culture, language, and community/family partnerships so that graduates can be healthy, contributing members of society.
The Yukon Flats School District is spread across the vast Northeastern region of Alaska called the Yukon Flats. It’s northernmost community of Arctic Village sits at the base of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the foothills of the Brooks Range. Its other 6 villages are located either along the Yukon River or navigable tributaries to the Yukon. The population is primarily Gwich’in Athabascan with a strong cultural base in subsistence activities, tradition, and a connection through their Native Language and Elders to a remarkable historic past. The School District promotes a strong curriculum of high expectations for its students, balancing contemporary knowledge, technology, and western culture with the extraordinary local cultures of its communities.