Our Mission Statement: "The mission of Soldotna Community Schools is to promote life-long learning by providing educational, cultural and recreational classes, and activities for people of all ages, in partnership with the community and schools, utilizing the many resources provided through citizen involvement."
A Little History: In the Fall of 1975, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School Board hired the first Community Schools Coordinator to head the program. In the Spring of 1976, the first quarter of activities began. Since then, there have been many changes—the program grew to nine sites and eleven coordinators throughout the Peninsula. In 1987, the program was cut back to only three active sites—Homer, Seward and Soldotna. At these sites, City Councils continue to financially support the community school concept and the wide variety of classes and activities offered to their residents. This "triangle" of community education has served the Kenai Peninsula WELL over the past 25+ years and each site has exciting plans for the future!
Carmen Triana, Assistant Parks & Recreation Director