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          • Jeff Nelles - Principal

            Phone #: 907-864-6000

            Fax#: 907-864-6080

            Email: jeff.nelles@matsuk12.us


            Student Hours
            Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8:45-3:00
            Weds 8:45-1:45
               Mat-Su Day School offers a variety of non-traditional programs designed to meet the needs of Special Education students from elementary to post-secondary.
            MDS Main Campus is an alternative transitional school that offers behavioral, social and emotional learning in a therapeutic environment with an emphasis on academics. Our mission is to prepare students to reach their maximum potential within their boundary school.
            Other programs include:
            Next Step is a community-based program whose main emphasis is the development of personal goals to access the community, work toward self-sufficiency, and become contributing members of the communities in which they live.
            Project SEARCH is an innovative transitional employment program at Mat-Su Regional Hospital based on the nationally recognized program. 
            RTC is an educational program set inside the Summit Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center for boys ages 11 through 18. Students in this program are not required to have an IEP.

            I.A.E.S. (Interim Alternative Educational Setting) is an education program for students on long term suspension or expulsion that allows the student the opportunity to continue to participate in the general education curriculum (in an alternative location from their boundary school) and to progress toward meeting the goals set out in the student's IEP. 


          MDS Contacts

          • Jeff Nelles - Principal
            Phone: 907-864-6000
            Email: jeff.nelles@matsuk12.us
            Michele Sarro - Resource Specialist
            Phone: 907-761-4013
            Email:  michele.sarro@matsuk12.us
            Rio Brenton - Registrar/Records Specialist
            Phone: 907-864-6000
            Fax:     907-864-6081
            Nancy Smith - Admin Secretary
            Phone:  907-864-6001
            Jill Zellmer - School Nurse
            Phone: 907-864-6008
             For a complete contact list, click here or go to the Staff link at the top of the page.