In the upcoming 2022-23 school year, 6th, 7th and 8th grades will be offered in an innovative K-8 model.
The 6th, 7th & 8th grades at this school are open to all students in the district. District bussing is available only for the students in the school's attendance area or students in the Tanana attendance area can take the bus there and walk to Ladd. The 6/7/8 lottery process takes the place of the “out of attendance area” application for 6th, 7thand 8thgraders at this school.
Interested in enrolling? The district uses an online lottery portal to collect, verify, and process applications. (Students already attending 7th grade at Ladd do not need to reapply if they wish to remain here for 8th grade.)
- First round lottery application period: March 7th-April 8th
- After the first round of the lottery closes on April 8th, parents will be notified of their student's enrollment on April 14th and will need to confirm acceptance by April 19th.
- The K-8 Options lottery enrollment portal will reopen April 29th and students will be enrolled in the order in which they are received, on a space-available basis. If enrollment reaches capacity, student names will be added to a waitlist in the order in which they are received.
- Current Ladd students, students in the Ladd attendance area, students with siblings at Ladd and current 7th graders at Joy and Arctic Light will be given preference in the lottery.
As part of the district's strategic plan to provide more choice for students and parents, Ladd Elementary School will include 6th, 7th and 8th grades for the 2022-2023 academic year. Use the online lottery application above if you are interested in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. If you are currently attending 7th grade at Ladd, no need to reapply, but we will reach out to you to confirm.
Reasons To Choose K-8
K-8 Tour of Ladd
Building Resilient Leaders at Ladd
At Ladd Elementary, you will find a school that serves over 80% of military-connected children, as well as children from the Fairbanks community. They bring geographically diverse backgrounds, which brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on which to build and celebrate. The following approaches help students develop as leaders and find success at Ladd: forming relationships, building resilience, providing consistency, and helping students with transitions both social-emotionally and academically.