Rilke Schule German School of Arts and Sciences uses the same calendar of registration that all ASD alternative programs use. Admission is by lottery only. Siblings of attending students are given preference in the lottery drawing. The first lottery drawing is always held mid-March and the last drawing before the start of the new school year is held in late July or at the beginning of August.

In order to apply to the lottery, you must go to the Anchorage School District’s Lottery page and follow the instructions there.

Rilke Schule is strictly a “school of choice” for ASD students, and thus parents and each student must agree to comply with the school rules and standards.


There are no application fees required to apply to Rilke Schule.  When you register your child, an Activity fee of $125 will be levied for each child.  This fee goes toward special school supplies, such as art and science supplies and specialized German materials, which differ from class to class.

The fee is used for items such as:

  • Art supplies for the various projects throughout the year
  • Field trip buses and entrance fees
  • In-Class project supplies
  • Technology upgrades