What is the student fee at MEHS?

The student activity fee is $250.

When can I submit an application?

The application period starts February 1 and runs through June 15 of each year. The earlier you apply, the better your chances of being admitted.  No applications or components of applications are accepted late.

What are the requirements to apply to MEHS?

The required application documents are below:

  • Completed application

  • Completed student essays (now on application)

  • Completed parent statements (now on application)

  • Current and unofficial transcripts for high school applicants

  • Test scores. (either Statewide Testing scores or Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores)

  • Updated report card for mid school applicants

  • 2 completed recommendations on MEHS forms - from current teachers/educators

We encourage families to apply using the electronic application. This will make the process easier for both you and us.

If you need a paper application, please email [email protected] or call 907-966-3277.

How is a student accepted for admission?

After all parts of the admissions application are submitted, each completed application is reviewed by two members of the MEHS admissions committee and the superintendent. Top scores are admitted to each grade/class according to how many student openings are available.

How long until admissions decisions are made?

The application review process can take up to 4 weeks, once the application is complete and the review process has begun.

What are the graduation requirements?

In order to graduate, a student must complete 24 credits. Here is the specific information on graduation requirements.

What kinds of sports do you offer?






Native Youth Olympics

What are my days during the week like?

Seniors start school at 8:15 a.m. and finish at 2:35 p.m.

Underclassmen start school at 9:40 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

Unless students are behind in their schoolwork, they may go to town or participate in a variety of clubs, recreational activities, or sports until dinner.

Students also have “detail,” which means that each person must help keep their area clean. 

After school until 8:00 pm, students can go to the Student Union Building (SUB) for snacks, ping-pong, pool, movies, snacks, or socializing; to the gym for exercise, sports, and basketball; the main dorm for socializing; the cultural room for cultural activities; or various special activities that are offered on the dorm floors or off campus.

New for the 2023-2024 school year, rather than mandatory study hall, the dorms will begin Quiet Hour at 8:30pm so students can gradually wind down for the evening, focusing on studies and quieter activities until 10pm, when all students are expected to be back in their own dorms.

10:30 p.m. is LIGHTS OUT!

How do I visit the campus?

Contact Marni Bauder, Admissions Team, at

Phone: (907) 966-3277

Fax: (907) 966-4100

Email: admissions@mehs.us

What electives do you offer?

Please see our master class schedule at MEHS.US

Are students allowed off campus?

Students may be checked out by staff or by adults authorized by the parents. Students have “town leave” 5 or 6 times a week in which they may walk to town for shopping or other activities such as movies, restaurants, and more.

How is the food?

Students are served three meals a day, seven days a week. There is always a salad and fruit bar for lunches and dinners. Students have at least three choices for the main course at lunch and dinner. In student surveys, the majority of students think the food is fairly good, but would like to see more foods like caribou, seal, and other traditional foods. We do serve Alaska salmon and halibut, though!


Call the general MEHS number at 966-3200 or email us at admissions@mehs.us

To request more information Contact:

1330 Seward Ave
Sitka, AK 99835


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