Originally named, Anchorage Graded and Common School, Anchorage Public School was conceived June 21, 1911. The first class began on September 20, 1911, and was held in a seminary located next to the Anchorage Presbyterian Church. The first commencement of the school was in 1914. By May 1915, the building was under construction at its current location and opened that fall. Over the following 100 years, the school transformed into the current facility as a leader in Kentucky's public education system.
The Vision of the Anchorage Board of Education: "Launching Lifelong Learning, Through Inspiration, Exploration, and Connections".
The Mission of Anchorage Public School is to unite with the Anchorage community to equip all students with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and mindset that will inspire and empower them to make a positive impact on their community and world.
Anchorage Anchors are dedicated, loyal, and responsible members of our community. We are considerate of all students, families, staff, and the environment around us. We are helpful, respectful, supportive, and welcoming. We believe in the power of teamwork as we celebrate our differences and embrace all members of our community. We strive to show commitment, character and integrity in every aspect of our lives.
As Anchorage Anchors we pursue excellence in every facet of our lives and continually strive to make the best use of our talents, time, and resources. We search for ways to contribute to our community. We set high standards and commit ourselves to helping all students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Adults and students engage in relevant, in-depth, individualized, and integrated learning that promotes whole-child development. We endeavor to persevere in the face of adversity and work to perform at our highest academic level. At Anchorage, we are lifelong learners.
Anchorage Anchors value all members of the school community and believe stakeholder voice is a crucial component of the school culture. Seeking and valuing stakeholder voice promotes student success. We display tolerance of others who hold different beliefs and points of view, seek to understand others through active listening, and work together to prepare our students for the future. We believe that collaboration between the school and community leads to informed decisions, enriched programs, rigorous curriculum, and ultimately, enhanced learning experiences for students.