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Sitka Community Schools

Joined in August 2011

About Us

Sitka Community Schools is a multi-discipline education agency with a $1.6 million annual budget within the Sitka School District. Our programs include:


  • Sitka AmeriCorps – As a grantee of Serve Alaska, the Sitka AmeriCorps programs
    administers and places nineteen National Corporation for Community Service
    AmeriCorps members across several Sitka agencies and non-profits. The program’s
    current annual budget of $440,000 consists of $252,149 coming from the National
    Corporation for Community Service and $187,851 coming from local match sources.
    Members are currently building programmatic capacity in Sitka in the areas of
    education, environmental stewardship and health promotion. One full time
    AmeriCorps coordinator reports directly to the Community Schools Director

  • Sitka 21stCentury Community Learning Center – As a grantee of the State Department of
    Education via the U.S. Department of Education, the Sitka 21st
    Century Community Learning Center maintains site programs at the elementary,
    middle school and high school levels. With an annual budget of $246,238, the
    primary goal of the program is to provide academic support and engaging
    enrichment activities to students who are below proficient or far below
    proficient on standardized test and/or come from challenging socio-economic
    conditions. The Director of Community
    Schools supervises one full time program coordinator, who in turn supervises
    several contract Academic Support Specialists, Academic Support Assistants and Community
    Enrichment Specialists.

  • Sitka “Kick-it” k12 Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program – As a grantee of the State of
    Alaska Department of Health and Social service, the Kick-it program is the
    primary youth tobacco prevention and cessation program in the Sitka School
    district. In addition to direct services to kids, the program participates in
    community wide initiatives aimed at educating the public about the danger of
    tobacco use and exposure. The annual
    program budget is $100,000. One full time program coordinator reports directly
    to the Director of Community Schools.

  • Community Swim Pool – Through a $44,500 municipal appropriation and $170,000 in
    annual program receipts, Community Schools manages the sole swimming pool in
    Sitka. Swim clubs, adult groups, exercise classes, lap swims, open swims,
    agency and non-profit safety trainings and special events make use of the pool
    year round. The Director of Community Schools supervises one full time pool
    manager who in turn manages several temporary non-permanent life guards

  • Recycle Sitka – Through a $36,000 block grant and general infrastructure support
    from the City and Borough of Sitka,
    Sitka Community Schools “Recycle Sitka” program manages a local recycling
    center that collects over 1.4 million tons of paper, plastic, metal and glass
    per year, provides community outreach, collects all recycling waste for the
    Sitka School District, collects recycling waste for several community business
    and agencies, and conducts periodic recycling education programming to Sitka
    School District students and employees. One part time recycling coordinator
    reports to the Director of Community Schools.

  • VenturesLatchkey Program – Through $47,000 in State and Tribal child care
    assistance grants and $129,000 in program tuition, the Ventures program
    provides afterschool care for children in a licensed childcare setting located
    at Baranof Elementary School. Program focus is primarily on youth development
    through play. The Director of Community Schools supervises one full time
    Ventures Coordinator who in turn manages several Ventures Aides.

  • Youth and Community Programming – Through a $150,000 municipal appropriation and
    $209,000 in program receipts (much of which is paid back to instructors),
    Community schools provides school space, provides administrative support and
    provides direct programmatic supervision of a wide array of sports, enrichment
    and educational offerings for youth and adults. A full time sports coordinator
    and a full time secretary report to the Director of Community Schools.
    Community Schools offerings include:

    • Community Schools Summer Camps: through
      city appropriation, student tuition and need based scholarships, Community
      Schools offers seven enrichment classes a week for six weeks during the summer.
      Enrollment in classes averages ten students, and include science based
      exploration, lifestyle and wellness offerings, and recreation and sports.

    • Community Schools Youth Sports: through city appropriation, student tuition and need
      based scholarships, Community Schools offers direct program administration of
      youth basketball for students grades K-8, youth football for student grades
      5-8, gymnastics for children age 2-12, track and field for students ages 9-14,
      and youth soccer for grades 4-12. Community Schools schedules, promotes,
      registers participants and/or provides space and building supervision for club
      swimming, karate and wrestling.

    • Community Schools Adult Sports: through city appropriation, sponsor fees and players
      fees, Community Schools administers a women’s basketball league, administers a co-ed lower, upper and master’s division basketballleague; administers a co-ed, multi-division adult volleyball league;
      administers adult water polo program

    • Youth Court: through a $17,700 grant from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Community Schools adminstors a student volunteer program that adjudicates minor
      infractions and in-school offenses committed by youth.

    • Community Garden: through plot rental, Community Schools offers gardening opportunities
      for Sitkans on the Blatchley Middle School Campus.

    • Community Enrichment Programs: through city appropriation and participant fee’s,
      Community Schools schedules, promotes, registers participants and/or provides
      space and building supervision for youth church and civic organizations, youth
      orchestra, adult word working classes, adult art programs, adult fitness
      classes, adult dance programs

Sitka Community Schools is a multi-discipline education agency with a $1.6 million annual budget within the Sitka School District. Our programs include:


  • Sitka AmeriCorps – As a grantee of Serve Alaska, the Sitka AmeriCorps programs…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education

Location

  • 601 B Halibut Point Rd, Sitka, AK 99835, United States

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