PACE STATEWIDE HOMESCHOOL
CRAIG LEARNING CENTER
PACE Craig Learning Center is located in beautiful Craig, Alaska, population of approximately 1,300, on Prince of Wales Island, the fourth largest island in the United States. The Learning Center sits on the grounds of the Craig City School District.
There is a variety of curriculum samples to browse at the CLC with spacious tables for testing and studying. If your child needs assistance with courses, we provide student support from 1 – 3 pm daily. We host events for our homeschool families such as picnics, kayaking adventures, visits to El Capitan Cave , paint workshops, and more! If there is an activity you are interested in, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We are open from 9:15 a.m. till 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. The District Office is open from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
You are always welcome to stop by the Learning Center if you want to pick up curriculum, have questions answered, or just to say hi and maybe have a coffee and visit with us. If you have any questions about parent reimbursements, or need help creating purchase requests, feel free to stop by.
Craig Learning Center
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:20 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
P.O. Box 800
Craig, AK 99921
Local Phone: 907-826-3274
Craig Homeschool Staff
Howie Daggs is the contact teacher at the Craig Learning Center. This is his 10th year teaching. Prior to obtaining his teaching certificate, he was a math tutor for Sylvan Learning Center in New York. He moved to Prince of Wales Island in 2010, where he taught in Hydaburg for six years, and joined the PACE family in 2016.
Melinda Bass is the administrative assistant and also works in accounts payable at the district office which is located in the elementary school. She has been with Craig City School District since 2010.
Amy Carmichael is a contact teacher for PACE. She has been living in Alaska for 4 years. In 2016, she moved from West Virginia to Prince of Wales Island. She joined the PACE family in late 2019.
BEING A HOMESCHOOL FAMILY IN CRAIG
Craig Public Library offers a very large selection of books, DVD’s, magazines and audiobooks as well as free computer access and Wi-Fi. Hours of operation: Monday 12-5, Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 11-3, and Monday through Thursday 7-9 pm if volunteers are available.
Craig Aquatic Center is located on the same block as the Learning Center and is open year round. There is a full size pool as well as a kiddy pool for the little ones. The water slide is fun for all. There is also a hot tub, sauna, and a fitness room.
There is an abundance of hiking trails on the island, including many in Craig. Typically, from September through June, on the first Saturday of the month, the Craig High School Auditorium is open for The Grind which hosts musical talents from across the island. There are many! Come listen to a variety of music including bluegrass, folk, pop, and a little rock.
Many other social events take place throughout the year in the local area which include dinners, Whale Fest in April, fireworks on the 4th of July, Native dancing, art festivals, and bazaars.
Since Craig is located on an island, travel to/from is by ferry/boat or plane. The ferry terminal is located in Hollis, a 45 minute drive from Craig, Inter-Island Ferry Authority. There are a few options for flights to and from the island: Island Air located in Klawock, Pacific Airways in Craig, or Taquan Air in Craig.