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

P.O. Box 800

Craig, AK 99921

Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Local Phone: 866-864-5491 Option 4

Fax: 907-826-3322

Craig Homeschool Staff

Howie Daggs is the contact teacher at the Craig Learning Center. Melinda Bass is the Financial Coordinator for PACE.  Alison Taylor is our temporary administrative assistant. Maria Riedel serves as school counselor to both PACE Students and Craig High School students.

Howie Daggs

Howie Daggs

Contact Teacher
866-864-5491 ext. 8001

Maria Riedel

Maria Riedel

School Counselor

866-864-5491 ext. 2002

Melinda Bass

Melinda Bass

PACE Financial Coordinator
866-864-5491 ext. 4006

Alison Taylor

Alison Taylor

Administrative Assistant

866-864-5491 ext. 8002


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.