Student Driven Initiatives

Currently, Learn Everywhere legislation has not been introduced in Alaska. However, this page provides students and families with information about available options for earning credit for out-of-classroom learning. While Learn Everywhere allows for program providers to be approved to offer credit-bearing learning opportunities, for the programs listed below, it is the student’s responsibility to submit an application and complete the program requirements.

Academic Credit for Out-of-Classroom Learning

Academic Credit for Community Service

While this is NOT a state program, the Credit by Choice Program in the Anchorage School District is designed to give high school students the opportunity to choose enriching learning experiences tailored to their personal educational needs and to have them recorded on their high school transcript. There are eight course program titles: Educational Travel; Correspondence Course; College Course Work; Early College Admission; Credit by Examination; Community Service; High School Credit for Middle School Courses and Immersion Courses; and Basic Training. Depending on the Course Program, elective credit or curriculum area credit may be awarded.


  • Students must have prior written approval of their parents and the Principal.
  • A certificated staff person must sponsor and/or supervise the student’s program.
  • The Anchorage School District sets standards for issuing credit/waivers.
  • Course Program registration is recorded upon program completion therefore, the Course Program is not included for calculating eligibility for full-time student status.
  • The grade received is incorporated into the student’s high school grade point average (GPA).