Elementary & Secondary Education

Three elementary, one junior, and two senior high schools serve Soldotna. Public schools are operated by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. More information can be found on the KP Borough School District website: http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

There are also private, Christian schools in Soldotna including: Cook Inlet Academy, Aurora Borealis Chapter School, and K-Beach Christian School. Alaska residents also have the option to home-school.

Post Secondary Education

kpcKenai Peninsula College (KPC), a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage – KPC has campuses in both Soldotna and Homer and an extension site in Seward. KPC offers two-year Associates of Arts and Associates of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to vocational certificates. Some programs leading to baccalaureate degrees, such as the Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Psychology, Anthropology, and Fine Arts can be obtained entirely at KPC. A number of four-year degree programs are available at KPC via distance delivery through other University of Alaska campuses. The college offers academic advising, transfer information, financial aid assistance, career counseling and free tutoring. It also serves students needing Adult Basic Education, GED tutoring and testing, English as a Second Language and Literacy instruction. There are no “typical” students at KPC. All ages, educational backgrounds and ethnicities are represented. Kenai Peninsula College is a division of the University of Alaska Anchorage, which is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Soldotna Campus is perched on the banks of the Kenai River between Kenai and Soldotna and sits on more than 200 wooded acres providing classrooms, library, laboratories, computer labs, vocational shops, media center, bookstore, art gallery, career center, learning center, food café, commons areas and outdoor walking and ski trails. The highly qualified faculty prides itself on small class size and personalized attention for all students. Students build strong relationships with instructors and fellow students that last a lifetime.

For more information, visit http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/KPC

The Amundsen Educational Center is a post secondary training center funded by state grants, located in Soldotna. They train people in various office occupations. Training programs are from September through May and are 18 weeks for full-time students and 10 weeks for part-time students.

For more information, visit http://www.aecak.org

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