Letter from Mr. Waclawski

Message from the Principal

I know it is only the beginning of August, but the start of a new school year is just around the corner. I am excited to get started and see all the awesome things that this group of students will accomplish. I am always impressed and humbled by the accomplishments of Homer High School students and I am sure it will be the same this year.

We have a great school and all the data proves it. Our students score above the state and national averages in AP, SAT, ACT and AMP tests. Last year half of our senior class qualified for the Alaska Performance Scholarship which totaled $600,000 of scholarships for HHS students! In total, Homer High Students earned 1.5 million dollars in scholarships last year. We have students who have been admitted to MIT, Cal Tech, Colorado School of Mines, Brown University and many other prestigious universities. We had three state champions in skills USA last year including in construction and welding.

I love to brag about our school, but the point I want to make is that every student can get a nationally recognized education in Homer. You don’t need to pay big money to send your child to a college prep school in the lower 48. Students at Homer can get accepted to MIT or an Ivy league school if that is their goal. All your child needs to do is be ready to learn and be willing to work hard. The opportunity to get a great education is right here.

I know this is going to be another great year, but we are not perfect and we are always looking for ways to improve. If you have a suggestion or know of a problem you would like us to address, please come in and I will be glad to discuss this with you. If you can’t make it in to school please give me a call at 235-4600 or e-mail me at dwaclawski@kpbsd.org. I look forward to working with you this year.


Douglas Waclawski